By Ebenezer Davies
First released in 1849, American Scenes and Christian Slavery is an outline, in epistolary structure, of yankee lifestyles, nature, tradition, and its slave alternate in the course of the 19th century, as saw through a British abolitionist, Ebenezer Davies, in the course of his travels throughout the usa. Davies were the minister of challenge Chapel, New Amsterdam, and during this choice of letters, he deals necessary modern views at the humans and the manners of the US as they looked as if it would him in the course of a trip of over 4 thousand miles. A beneficial reception of some comparable letters that have been released within the Patriot journal cleared the path for the instruction of this e-book. The book's 37 chapters checklist the author's impressions of Ohio, the river Mississippi and the towns of latest Orleans, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Philadelphia, big apple, and Boston. Davies' travelogue is a witty account of an English traveller's reviews of nineteenth-century the USA.
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It is the chaise," was the answer. The vehicle was quickly at the door. In we were bundled, and orders given to drive us to the "St. " We scarcely knew what this " St. Charles's " was ; but, as all with whom we had conversed seemed to take it for granted that we should go thither, and as any one saint was to us as good as any other, we echoed, " To the St. " And now began such a course of jolting as we had never before experienced. It seemed as if all the gutters and splash-holes in the universe had been collected together, and we had to ch'ive over the whole.
Altogether, the "church" was a very neat and graceful structure,—capable, as I learned, of accommodating about 1,500 people. But the floor— the floor! What a drawback! It was stained all over with tobacco juice! Faugh! Those Southern men are THINK A NEGRO PEW. 27 the most filthy people in that respect I ever met with. They are a great " spitting" community. To make it still more revolting to luckless travellers, this nasty habit is generally attended with noises in the throat resembling the united growling of a dozen mastiffs.
Dr. Johnson's rules respecting the Sabbath were read, with the observation that no doubt he owed much of his celebrity to their observance. Wilberforce had declared that, at one period of his life, parliamentary duties were so heavy that he would certainly have sunk under them, had it not been for the rest the Sabbath afforded. But the Sabbath was not merely a day of APPEAL TO YOUNG MEN. 39 rest,—it was a day for improvement. Where there was no Sabbath, all was bad. The inhabitants of Scotland and New England were distinguished for industry and mental vigour; and they were equally distinguished for observance of the Sabbath.