Practical Notes Made During A Tour In Canada; And A Portion Of The United States, In Mdcccxxxi

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byAdam Fergusson

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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.1833 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. Embark in the George Canning for England--Account of Great Sea Serpent confirmed--Arrive at Liverpool. Upon Wednesday, June 8th, a delightful morning, I embarked with my fellow-passengers, eight in number, on board of a steamer, by which we were conveyed down the bay to the George Canning, and as we had no female passengers, I got myself, by the kind suggestion of Captain Alleyn, comfortably stowed away in a lady's berth. The weather was pleasant, but rather calm for making way. On the 10th we had made little more than fifty miles from land. The Francis of Greenock sailed along with us from New York. We soon parted company, and saw no more of her till I found her, on my arrival from Liverpool, safe in the Clyde, where she had just come to anchor. Our party consisted of mercantile gentlemen, chiefly English, from South America, and sad was the picture they drew of those unhappy provinces. Bolivar, to me a hero of romance, I found, by their unquestionable testimony, convicted of public and of private vices, which rendered his memory odious and vile. Religion is there a mere conformity to superstitious rites, and even then is generally confined to the females and to the people of colour. The fountain of justice is utterly corrupted, and judgments are notoriously sold to the highest bidder. Liberty has no other meaning save a licence to do as every man may list. The soldier understands it to mean a release from civil controul; the people, an exemption from any impost or taxes; the priest, an absence of all check upon the power of the Church. A bitter enmity exists between the remnant of the native Americans and the Negro race, which alone prevents the latter from ridding themselves by violence of their chains. Altogether, it was a sickening account ...

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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.1833 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. Embark in the George Canning for England--Account of Great Sea Serpent confirmed--Arrive at Liverpool. Upon Wednesda...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217320651

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