JOHN LEONARD RIDDELL DIARY
Your editor has picked up another book relating to
New Orleans mint official John Leonard Riddell, who
was discussed in The E-Sylum last year. In 1994,
Texas A&M Press published "A Long Ride in Texas,"
The book is an annotated reprint of "a lively diary
Riddell kept" while traveling through Texas in the
The book's editor, James Breeden, writes in the
"Riddell's education was meager because
of limited opportunities and having to work on the family
farm, which he hated to the point of being characterized
as "a very lazy boy", and receiving "frequent floggings."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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