From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life

From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life

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"[...]came out, in my twelfth year, the master of the school I attended gave me a copy; being himself, I presume, one of the rising party adverse to slavery. My father took it out of my hands, and I came to regard it much as I would a bottle labelled "Poison." In consequence I never read it in the days of its vogue, and I have to admit that since then, in mature years, I have not been able to continue it after beginning. The same motives, in great part, led to my being sent to a boarding-school in Maryland, near Hagerstown, which drew its pupils very largely, though not exclusively, from the South. The environment would be upon the whole Southern. I remained there, however, only two years, my father becoming dissatisfied with my progress in mathematics. In 1854, therefore, I[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.45mm | 385.55g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507699166
  • 9781507699164

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