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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JOURNAL - Gravesend - why so called - Deal - Falmouth - Pendennis castle - a
gale - a hymn - the gulph weed - sun set at - Page 2
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Introduction JOURNAL - Gravesend - Why So Called - Deal - Falmouth - Pendennis Castle - A Gale - A Hymn - The Gulph Weed - Sun Set At Sea - Dolphins And Flying Fish - First Account Of The Yellow Fever - Arrival In The Delaware - On Shore In The Jerseys - Woodbury - Melancholy Visit To Philadelphia - Arrival At Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS - why so called - extract from the charter - situation - loss of the trade - accounted for - Annapolitans partial to theatrical amusements - produce of Maryland - tobacco - wheat - new species of manure

JOURNEY TO THE CAPITAL - filial affection of the negroes - fried squirrels and coffee - Baltimore - the mighty Susquana - intrepidity of a slave - how rewarded - Wilmington - Brandywine - grist mills - the battle - Chester - arrival at Philadelphia

TWO ANECDOTES - a gentleman blacksmith not ashamed of his origin - a high sheriff doing his duty

PHILADELPHIA - state of, in 1681 - Penn's arrival in 1701 - intended plan of the city - not observed - situation - advantages of exports - entries in 1793 - buildings how constructed - houses removed intire - new theatre - pleasure carriages - removal of the state government to Lancaster

MANNER OF LIVING OF THE PHILADELPHIANS - breakfast - dinner - supper - bad effects of such diet - relishes in stile at an American tea-garden

BACK SETTLER - arrives at his purchase - builds his huts - manner of clearing the land - Indian corn - advantages of - the black and grey squirrels - attacked by the Indians - extract - he escapes the scalping knife - more comfortably situated - an idle back settler - his manner of life - what he calls liberty - joins the Indians at war with the states - the demisavage copies only the black side of the Indian character

PENNSYLVANIA PLANTER - enjoys a happy state of mediocrity between riches and poverty - the children how disposed of - the boys - effect of the religious education given to the girls not intirely eradicated even by a brothel - a country sleighing match - another in Philadelphia in stile - a fiddler a necessary apendage

FROGS - two extracts - they sit croaking to the wonderment of strangers - land of enchantment - frog concert - how supported - treble - counter tenor - tenor - bass - fire-flies - night-hawks - probable effects on an enthusiastic cockney

JOURNEY TO LANCASTER - the Pioli - Wayne's surprise - appointed to the command of the western army - Indian war - shocking effects of - misunderstanding between the Canadians and American citizens - accounted for - French agents - the British government vindicated - Proceed on the journey - charming prospects - beauties of the Susquana destroys the navigation - arrival at Lancaster - rifle manufactory - uncommon shot of two back woodsmen - Dutch schools - three concerts - two German sans culottes - extracts from the regulations of the Hanover dancing assembly - German and Irish emigrants

FEDERAL COINAGE not approved of by the people - the new scheme contrasted with the old one - advantages of an even division by the decimal

DELAWARE SHAD FISHERY - stupidity of the Anglo-Americans in giving English names to animals peculiar to the new continent - length of the siens - greatest haul of shad on record - fanatical law of the Quakers injurious to the fishery - sturgeon - extract from general Lincoln on the migration of fishes

JOURNEY TO BALTIMORE - water-stage - Newcastle - Glasgow - the Elk - bay of

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