Part One

Book 1.

Introduction. In which Brackenridge discusses the purpose of the work.

Chapter 1. In which Captain Farrago is introduced, along with Teague, his servant, and attends a horse-race.

Chapter 2. "Containing Some General Reflections": In which the Brackenridge explains some of the Captain's personality traits.

Chapter 3. In which the Captain observes a local election, and Teague is nearly elected to Congress.

Chapter 4. In which the Captain consults the conjuring person concerning the multitude's tendency to elevate the low to the highest station.

Chapter 5. Containing some of Brackenridge's thoughts on democracy.

Chapter 6. In which the Captain is invited to join the Philosophical Society.

Chapter 7. Reflections on membership in the American Philosophical Society and its honors.

Chapter 8. In which Teague attempts to sleep with a girl of the house, and upon discovery, throws it upon the young clergyman.

Chapter 9. "Containing Reflections" on presumptive testimony in light of the clergyman's misadventure.

Chapter 10. In which Teague demonstrates pretensions to the clergy.

Chapter 11. "The Conclusion, with Observations." Containing reflections on human learning in religious matters.

Chapter 12. Containing the Captain's misadventures in wooing Miss Vapour, and a challenge.

Chapter 13. In which the Captain educates Teague on duelling.

Chapter 14. "Containing Reflections." Concerning the origin and nature of duelling, and in which the Captain answers Major Jacko's challenge.

Chapter 15. In which Teague very nearly becomes a Kickapoo chief.

Chapter 16. Containing Brackenridge's reflections on Indian treaty men in general, and suggests treaties with the animals.

Chapter 17. In which the Captain gives advice to a love-lorn young man, and Teague resolves to be in love.

Chapter 18. "Containing Observations." In which the author reflects upon unrequited love.

Chapter 19. In which the Captain meets a member of the Order of Cincinnatus, and discusses an address the gentleman is slated to give.

Book 2

Chapter 1. Brackenridge's comments on satire and writing.

Chapter 2. In which the travelers meet a man with two kegs, and discusses Republican governments and elections.

Chapter 3 . In which Teague comes to fisticuffs with an hostler concerning horse-grooming.

Chapter 4. In which the Captain convinces Teague that he has narrowly escaped marrying a witch.

Chapter 5. In which the Captain helps an emigrant to a post in the clergy.

Chapter 6. In which the Captain loses Teague, and observes another local election.

Chapter 7. In which the Captain attends a meeting of the Philosophical Society in search of Teague, and reflects upon the origin of race.

Chapter 8. In which the Captain attends a reformist sermon in search of the wayward bog-trotter.

Chapter 9. In which the Captain attends a session of Congress and visits a university in search of Teague.

Chapter 10 . In which the Captain visits the secretary at war and the theatre looking for the bog trptter.

Chapter 11 . In which the Captain meets a Quaker, and debates the pros and cons of slavery.

Chapter 12. "Containing Remarks." In which the author presents an argument "for" slavery that the Captain omitted.

Chapter 13. How Teague returns to the Captain's service.

Chapter 14. How the Captain decides to "cure" Teague's pretensions to becoming a lawyer.

Chapter 15. The Captain visits a court of law.

Chapter 16. In which the Captain meets a gentleman who convince him to find Teague a post in government and his discussion of how best to prepare Teague.

Postscript. Containing the author's comments on the progress of the work so far.

Book III

Introduction. In which Brackenridge continues his discussion of style.

Chapter 1. In which the Captain prepares Teague for the meeting the President, and Teague at the Levee.

Chapter 2. Containing Brackenridge's remarks on Presidential Levees in general.

Chapter 3. In which the Captain hires the services of a dancing master to improve Teague's deportment.

Chapter 4. Containing the Captain's instructions on manners.

Chapter 5. In which Teague visits a Beer House to obtain political savvy.

Chapter 6. In which Teague is accepted whole-heartedly into society and his adventures in courting.

Chapter 7. "Containing Observations." Containing Brackenridge's comments on women's infatuations with men such as Teague.

Chapter 8. In which the Captain attempts to teach Teague the rudiments of writing.

Chapter 9. Teague receives his appointment as excise officer, and departs the Captain's service.

Chapter 10. In which the Captain hires Duncan, a Scotsman, for his new servant.

Chapter 11 . In which The Captain's new servant, Duncan, believes he sees the Devil at an Inn.

Chapter 12 . Concerning Duncan's preference for things Scottish, and in which the Captain and Duncan meet Teague on the road to his new post.

Chapter 13 . "Containing Observations." In which the author discusses prejudices against Excise Men.

Chapter 14 . In which the Captain and Duncan visit a petrified cave.

Chapter 15. "Containing Observations." Containing the author's hypothesese as to who created the cave paintings along the Kenaway, Cheat, and Monongehela Rivers.

Chapter 16. In which Duncan, in an attempt at wit, converses with a weaver concerning obtaining a seat in Congress, and the consequences of his humour.

Chapter 17 . In which Duncan's brogue causes him to be accused of bastardy.

Chapter 18. In which the Captain and Duncan assist Teague in arriving safely at his destination.

Chapter 19. In which the author discusses the use of force in elections.

Chapter 20 . Concerning Teague's troubles in setting up his office.

Chapter 21 . "Containing Reflections." In which the author discusses the origins of tarring and feathering.

Chapter 22 . In which the Captain meets with a French emigrant.

Chapter 23. Containing the Marquis's reasoning on Thomas Paine and the rights of rebellion.

Chapter 24 . In which Teague becomes an object of the Philosophical Society's investigations.

Chapter 25. In which the militia examines the late insurrection to the excise law, and the Captain into the bargain.

Chapter 26. In which Brackenridge concludes Book 3 with observations on publication and burlesques.

Book 4

Chapter 1. In which the Captain and Teague return home after their long absence, and what they found when they arrived.

Chapter 2. Containing the proceedings from the town meeting concerning Porcupine, and how Teague became an editor.

Chapter 3. The Captain is relieved as Porcupine decamps and Teague's services as editor are no longer needed.

Chapter 4. In which Teague decides to publish his travels and his adventures as a sans culotte.

Chapter 5. In which the Captain observes changes in the town in his absence, and tries to get Teague a post at the academy as French master.

Chapter 6. In which the Captain attends the lecture of the Blind Lawyer to give Teague time to write his history.

Chapter 7. Concerning the citizens' attempt to burn down the academy, and the Captain's observations on it.

Chapter 8. In which a wag adds material to Teague's book.

Chapter 9. In which the Captain resumes his talk with the Blind Lawyer, and the citizens attempt to break up the apothecary's shop.

Chapter 10. In which Teague is considered for a University post, and takes over the post as apothecary.

Chapter 11. In which Teague is taken for a French minister, and the Captain reflects on honesty, public opinion and the voice of the people.

Chapter 12. In which the Captain observes inmates of the hospital believed to be insane, and finds them to have good common sense.

Chapter 13. Concerning the townspeople's search for a new code of law and judge.

Chapter 14. Containing Brackenridge's discourse on legal oratory and judges.

Chapter 15. In which Teague becomes a judgeand Brackenridge defends his choice of Teague as "hero."

Conclusion of Part One. In which Brackenridge compares his work to other classical writings and discusses criticism of it.