Flavel Roan's Journal
Excerpts on the Comet, September 1811
(A schoolteacher in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Roan kept this journal between 1803 and 1813.)
September 8. A blazing star, like a comet, appeared in the north for some time.
September 18. Comet still visible, going around the north star like the pointers in the bear.
cite this: Flavel Roan, journal, quoted in John Blair Linn, ed., Annals of Buffalo Valley, Pensylvania, 1755-1855
(Harrisburg, Pa.: Lane S. Hart, 1877), p. 398,
available at http://history.hanover.edu/texts/1811.