Travels in the United States of America and Canada

I. Finch


Excerpt from Travels in the United States of America and Canada: Containing Some Account of Their Scientific Institutions, and a Few Notices of the Geology and Mineralogy of Those Countries; To Which Is Added, an Essay on the Natural Boundries of Empires

There are some objects of curiosity in the United States of America! Let us see the Ex-Presidents, go upon a pilgrimage to the Susquehanna, and view the fields of battle where the liberties of a continent were won.

Wishing adieu to my friends in London, I embarked in the packet-ship Acasta, bound for the port of New York.

The first moments were devoted to becoming acquainted with my companions on the voyage, taking a hasty survey of the vessel, and making arrangements about the berths. On the same evening we anchored opposite Deptford.

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