Journal Of A Residence And Tour In The Republic Of Mexico In The Year 1826 (volume 2); With Some…

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byGeorge Francis Lyon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XL Departure from Real del Monte--Zingalucan--Lake of Tecocomulco--Appan--Volcano of Malinchi--Buena Vista--Huamantla--Volcano of Orizaba--Guatepec--Barranca and Mines of Somalhuacan--Las Vigas--Xalapa--Plan del Rio--Puente del Rey--Paso de Ovejas--Manantial--Vera Cruz--San Juan de Ulua--Embark for England. October 20.--I Was now, although weak, sufficiently recovered to set out for the coast; and at half past ten in a misty cold rainy morning I started, accompanied by Mr. Exter, who had joined me that we might travel together to Xalapa. My friend Mr. Colquhoun had lent me his little "Dearborn" (a light American waggon), and as I had a merry postillion who piqued himself on his driving, all my bones appeared to be disjointed in about half an hour. In six gloomy leagues we reached the little village of Zingalucan, where (next to its only shop) we procured the best and most comfortable room in which I ever lodged in this country. Oct. 21. Temp. 42 at noon.--The rain continued without intermission all this night and the day also: we could not therefore set out; but were consoled by a visit from Messrs. Colquhoun and Buchan, who passed the day with us, and advised our not attempting to proceed until the weather cleared, as the country before us was intersected by deep marshes and swamps. We were all miserably cold, but with the aid of a large pan of charcoal and some cigars contrived to comfort ourselves. Oct. 22.--In the forenoon the weather cleared a little : our visitors accompanied us for a short distance, and we pursued our journey, riding for a few miles amongst smooth-topped hills and undulating dales, which with their detached clusters of firs and oaks, have the appearance of our park scenery. Here we saw a towering pine which the The "wet se...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XL Departure from Real del Monte--Zingalucan--Lake of Tecocomulco--Appan--Volcano of Malinchi--Buena Vista--Huamantla-...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217499899

ISBN - 13:9780217499897

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