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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Chesapeake - arrival at Baltimore - yellow fever

BALTIMORE - situation - disadvantages of - the Dutch plan of canals not
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Chesapeake - Arrival At Baltimore - Yellow Fever

BALTIMORE - situation - disadvantages of - the Dutch plan of canals not adapted to a southern latitude - the former race-course in the centre of the town - anecdote

MANUFACTORIES - not the interest of the Americans to engage in them - why - American iron - its malleability - two patents granted by Congress - sawing-mills - ship-building

SHOOTING AND FISHING - partridges - no game laws - woodcocks in August - the American ortolan - back woodsmen - their game - wild turkey - squirrel shooting - American fishing parties - how conducted

INDIANS - genius for oratory, painting, and sculpture - their continence - extract - the Indian student - the splenetic Indian - his remedy - seen in another point of view - the Indian orator - verses on an Indian burial-ground

SCHEME OF A RIFLE CORPS - of forming the corps - rifles - powder - accoutrements and dress - exercise

SPECULATION - the United States - the land of - 100 acres of land for a dollar - flour - the mines - description of a coal-bank

CLIMATE - Cooper on this subject not to be depended upon - quotation from Jefferson - the N.W. wind not accounted for - Volney - his intended investigation

WHITE SLAVE TRADE - mortality on board a white Guineaman from Ireland - Hibernian and German societies - the trade not allowed in New England - a German flesh-butcher sells his countrymen at Philadelphia during the fatal yellow fever of 1793

JOURNEY TO BOSTON - Pennsylvania the garden of the United States - Bristol - Trentown - New Brunswick - New York - arrival in Yankee Land - land speculators harangue - interrupted - arrival at Boston - P.S. - dramatic mania - detestation of the primitive Bostonians to theatricals - are first introduced as moral lectures - the theatrical opposition

BATTLE OF BUNKER'S HILL - inscription from a monument on the scene of action - anecdotes of Cox, the celebrated bridge-architect - connects Boston with the Continent - goes to Ireland, where he builds seven bridges

BOSTON - situation - West Boston - advantages of the harbour - the long wharf - new theatre - university of Cambridge - new bridge a mile in length - Irish market

BOSTONIAN FIRE ALARM - amateur firemen - negro incendiaries - good effects of their villainy

FANATICISM - Brownists - intolerance proved from their own writers - rebellion against parents made a capital crime - smoaking tobacco and drinking healths forbidden - proclamation against wearing long hair - persecution of the Quakers - Penn's retaliation - poetry

NEGRO SLAVERY - state of in the Southern, Middle, and New England Slates - abolition society - extract from Jefferson's Virginia

YELLOW FEVER - a new disorder - first imported from the coast of Guinea to the West Indies in 1792 - extract from Dr. Rush - a disorder fatal only to one race of men not new - plague among the red men - how accounted for by the fanatics - not to the satisfaction of a philosopher - age of the world proved to be 36,960 years from the falls of Niagara

AMERICAN FISHERY ON THE BANKS OK NEWFOUNDLAND - extract from Dr. Belknap - dumb fish - how cured - merchantable - Jamaica fish - former and present state of the fishery

NEW ENGLAND STATES COMPARED WITH THOSE OF THE SOUTH - beauty of the women - accounted for - general knowledge of the inhabitants - free schools - how supported - difference of climate

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