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MEN AND MANNERS

IN AMERICA.

CHAPTER I.

JOURNEY-BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON,

The mail sleigh in which I found myself a passenger, was one of the most wretched vehicles imaginable. The wind-a north-wester-penetrated the curtains of the machine, at a thousand crevices, and, charged with particles of snow so fine as to be almost impalpable, communicated to the faces of the passengers the sensation of suffering under a hurricane of needles. Our route lay through a country flat and uninteresting, which presented no object to

VOL. II.

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