This may not be the best spelled quote, but cut him some slack. He was writing in the days before “autocorrect.” How did he possibly manage? I shudder to think. 😉
(Actually, it was pretty difficult to even transcribe the quote as he wrote it, because WordPress kept wanting to fix everything, and I had to go back, read it over several times with a Sherlock Holmes magnifying glass, and re-mess everything up the way it’s supposed to be).
Anyway, here it is, describing the Great Plains from a man who saw the Great Plains in 1804, before they were . . . hmmm . . . “autocorrected.”
“ . . . extreemly fertile; consisting of a happy mixture of praries and groves, exhibiting one of the most beautifull and picteresk seens that I ever beheld.” — Meriwether Lewis