A scan from an engraving used on the cover of the publication The Female Volunteer; or the Life, and Wonderful Adventures of Miss Eliza Allen, a Young Lady of Eastport, Maine. The caption under the illustration provides the table of contents: Being a truthful and well-authenticated narrative of her parentage, birth, and early life -- her love for one whom her parents disapproved -- his departure for Mexico -- her determination to follow him at all hazards -- her flight in a man's attire -- enlistment -- terrific battles of Mexico -- her wounds -- voyage to California -- the shipwreck and loss of her companions -- her miraculous escape -- return to her native land -- meeting of the lovers -- reconciliation of her parents -- marriage, and happy termination of all her trials and sorrows.
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Pamphlet 155, The Female Volunteer
women, adventure stories, autobiography, Eastport, Washington County, Maine