Travels In The United States Of America; Commencing In The Year 1793, And Ending In 1797. With The Author's Journals Of His Two Voyages Across The Atlantic By William Priest































































































































































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By a slight inspection of the plan, you will perceive the great regularity
observed in laying out this city; the - Page 20
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By A Slight Inspection Of The Plan, You Will Perceive The Great Regularity Observed In Laying Out This City; The Streets Intersect Each Other At Right Angles, The Centre Street, North And South, Is 113 Feet Wide; That East And West 100 Feet; And The Other Principal Streets 50 Feet Wide.

Had equal care been taken to build the houses uniformly, and their height in proportion to the width of

The streets, this city would have been uncommonly beautiful; but except that the fronts of the buildings were not permitted to extend beyond the line laid down in the plan, every man built his house (to use the language of the first settlers,) "as it seemed good in his own eyes."

The first object of an industrious emigrant, who means to settle in Philadelphia, is to purchase a lot of ground in one of the vacant streets. He erects a small building forty or fifty feet from the line laid out for him by the city surveyor, and lives there till he can afford to build a house; when his former habitation serves him for a kitchen and wash-house. I have observed buildings in this state in the heart of the city; but they are more common in the outskirts. Our friend Wright is exactly in this situation; but I am afraid it will be many years before he will be able to build in _front_.

The buildings in this city are about two thirds of brick, and the rest of wood.

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