Reminiscences of the Last Sixty-Five Years; Commencing with the Battle of Lexington. Also, Sketches of His Own Life and Times Volume 1

Reminiscences of the Last Sixty-Five Years; Commencing with the Battle of Lexington. Also, Sketches of His Own Life and Times Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...for the gentlemen to pay their fare at meals. Thus endeth my journey to Scotland. A VOYAGE TO EUROPE IN 1820: EMBRACING A TOUR IN ENGLAND AND FRANCE THEIR AGRICULTURE--CHIEF TOWNS--CURIOSITIES--TRIAL OF THE QUEEN--EXCITEMENT--PROCESSIONS, -tC. -tC. 4C. Written November, 1833. In June, 1820, I sailed from New York in the ship Agnes, commanded by Captain Ogden, a very gentlemanly, pleasant man. There were but few passengers; among them the captain's lady--she was the only female. The party was a very agreeable one, of whom one was an aged divine, from Georgia, who preached to us on Sundays, and pitched dollars with us on Mondays. It was a very pleasant pastime, and consisted in pitching a dollar into any one of a series of numbers, which were arranged like a chequer board, and chalked on the deck; he who pitched into the highest, beat. There was no winning, because there was no betting. The old gentleman became very expert at it, and managed with great address to make his motions conform to those of the vessel, which was no easy matter, particularly when she rolled a little. This, together with reading and conversation made time pass quite pleasantly. Two of our passengers were young English gentlemen, who had been travelling in the United States. One of them was a noble hearted fellow, and saw things in their right light: he was a cotton broker from Liverpool. The other (who was a cotton spinner from Manchester) saw things through a different medium, and was given to fault-finding with every thing he met with in the United States, but the birds. He was a great fancier of birds, and had spent the preceding winter and spring in Georgia and Florida, shooting them for their skins. He obtained a collection of some hundreds, of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567900
  • 9781236567901