Bern, Swiss American, Swiss American Historical Society
Highly Respected & Merciful Lords and Superiors. When during my eight-year stay in England4 1 inquired about the essential quality of the North American Provinces, thoroughly and in detail, at opportunities occurring then and now at safe and trustworthy places, nothing would have been less permitted into my mind's consideration than handing over such report, albeit a truthful one , to the public print. At that time I rather merely thought to satisfy my constantly growing curiosity through such faithful compilation, though si multaneously *(4)* also offering it serviceably to one or the other good friend, whose desire might also be aiming in that direction.
"America Guide, Bern, 1711,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 48:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol48/iss2/5