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.
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
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 -
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.
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.
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.