George's copy of this early American
history book was a second edition, printed in
1810, eight years after its initial print run.
Slight title changes were made over the next few
decades to later editions, to indicate the
material added. This copy sold on eBay for $263
George got his M.D. at Long
Island College Hospital in Brooklyn in 1869, and
a D.M.D. at Harvard Dental Department in Boston.
He was an avid genealogist and made his home at
36 Pearl Street in Hartford, Conn.
Critics were not kind to the
book. From Field's Indian Bibliography:
"This work under all its Protean forms bears
evidence that it was written for a comparatively
unlettered public." Col. Peter Force is
quoted as having said he found 22 chronological
errors on a single page.