Swan River

Late June, 1941

George Simpson::
Next morning we continued to follow the track of the emigrants, which led us over a great deal of burnt ground, -- a variety of surface, which, when it extends to more than the length of a single march, is the most embarrassing of all the obstacles to which a horseman can be exposed. Men may triumph over physical privations through moral influences; but horses, as Murat said, have no patriotism.

Simpson, George. A Narrative of a Journey Around the World: During the Years 1841 and 1842. 2 vols. Philidelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1847. Pg. 57.

Sir. George Simpson, Courtesy of the Ontario Archives

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