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MELISH, John, traveller, born in Scotland in 1771; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 September, 1822. He came to the United States and travelled extensively, publishing accounts of his journeys, with comments on his experiences. His works include "Travels in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada, in 1806-'11 " (Philadelphia, 1812) ; " Description of Roads" (1814) ; "A Traveller's Directory" (1815) ; "Description of the United States" (1816) ; "Necessity of Protecting Manufactures" (1818); "Maps of Pennsylvania and of the United States "; " Information to Emigrants" (1819) ; and "Statistical View of the United States" (1822).
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