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Pen Name: Jonathan Freeman

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Born: 1764, in Settle England

Illinois Connection

Birkbeck lived in the south of Edwards County in the Illinois territory. He founded Wanborough, just two miles west of what is now known as Albion. He also briefly served as the Secretary of State of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Morris Birkbeck was an English agricultural innovator, author/publicist, anti-slavery campaigner and early 19th-century pioneer.

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