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CHAPTER XIV.

Concluding remarks on Canada - Territory - Climate - Capabilities - Railways
and canals - Advantages for emigrants - Notices of emigration - Government - 
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CHAPTER XIV.

Concluding remarks on Canada - Territory - Climate - Capabilities - Railways and canals - Advantages for emigrants - Notices of emigration - Government - The franchise - Revenue - Population - Religion - Education - The press - Literature - Observations in conclusion.

CHAPTER XV.

Preliminary remarks on re-entering the States - Americanisms - A little slang - Liquoring up - Eccentricities in dress - A 'cute chap down east - Conversation on eating - A Kentucky gal - Lake Champlain - Delaval's - A noisy serenade - Albany - Beauties of the Hudson - The Empire City.

CHAPTER XVI.

Position of New York - Externals of the city - Conveyances - Maladministration - The stores - The hotels - Curiosities of the hospital - Ragged schools - The bad book - Monster schools - Amusements and oyster saloons - Monstrosities - - A restaurant - Dwelling-houses - Equipages - Palaces - Dress - Figures - Manners - Education - Domestic habits - The ladies - The gentlemen - Society - Receptions - Anti-English feeling - Autographs - The buckram Englishman.

CHAPTER XVII.

The cemetery - Its beauties - The "Potter's Field" - The graves of children - Monumental eccentricities - Arrival of emigrants - Their reception - Poor dwellings - The dangerous class - The elections - The riots - Characteristics of the streets - Journey to Boston - The sights of Boston - Longfellow - Cambridge University.

CHAPTER XVIII.

Origin of the Constitution - The Executive - Congress - Local Legislatures - The army and navy - Justice - Slavery - Political corruption - The foreign element - Absence of principle - Associations - The Know-nothings - The press and its power - Religion - The church - The clergy.

CHAPTER XIX.

General remarks continued - The common schools - Their defect - Difficulties - Management of the schools - The free academy - Hallways - Telegraphs - Poverty - Literature - Advantages for emigrants - Difficulties of emigrants - Peace or war - Concluding observations.

CHAPTER XX.

The _America_ - A gloomy departure - An ugly night - Morning at Halifax - Our new passengers - Babies - Captain Leitch - A day at sea - Clippers and steamers - A storm - An Atlantic moonlight - Unpleasant sensations - A gale - Inkermann - Conclusion.

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