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The South-West By a Yankee. In Two Volumes. Volume 2   By: (1809-1860)

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THE SOUTH WEST.

BY A YANKEE.

Where on my way I went; A pilgrim from the North Now more and more attracted, as I drew Nearer and nearer.

ROGERS' ITALY.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS, CLIFF ST.

1835.

[Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1835, by HARPER & BROTHERS, in the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New York.]

CONTENTS.

XXIV.

Characteristic scenery of the Mississippi Card playing Sabbath on board a steamboat An old sinner A fair Virginian Inquisitiveness of Yankee ladies Southern ladies A general Ellis's cliffs Mines Atala Natchez in the distance Duelling ground Fort Rosalie Forests A traveller's remark. Page 9

XXV.

Land at the Levée African porters First impression of passing travellers "Natchez under the Hill" A dizzy road A rapid descent View from the summit Fine scenery in the vicinity Reservoir A tawny Silenus A young Apollo Warriors "hors du combat" Indian females Mississippian backwoodsman Mansion House. 17

XXVI.

A northerner's idea of the south west Natchez and health "Broadway" of Natchez Street scenes Private carriages Auction store Sale of a slave Manner in which slaves view slavery Shopping Fashion Southern gentlemen Merchants Planters Whip bearers Planters' families. 27

XXVII

First impressions American want of taste in public buildings Agricultural bank Masonic hall Natchez academy Education of Mississippians Cemetery Theatre Presbyterian church Court house Episcopal church Light house Hotels Planters, Houses and galleries Jefferson hotel Cotton square. 36

XXVIII.

Society of Natchez New England adventurers Their prospects The Yankee sisterhood Southern bachelors Southern society Woman Her past and present condition Single combats Fireside pleasures unknown A change Town and country Characteristic discrepancies. 45

XXIX.

A Sabbath morning in Natchez A ramble to the bluff Louisiana forests Natchez under the Hill Slaves Holidays Negroes going to church Negro street coteries Market day City hotel Description of the landing Rail way A rendezvous Neglected Sabbath bell. 52

XXX.

Reminiscences An aged pastor Streets of Natchez on the Sabbath Interior of a church Church music Pulpit oratory A New England scene Peculiar state of society Wealthy ministers Clerical planters Health of Mississippi Episcopalian church Catholics The French language Catholic education Methodists An alarm bell and slaves. 62

XXXI.

Catholic burying ground Evening in a grave yard Sounds of a busy city Night Disturbers of the dead Dishumation of human remains Mourning cards A funeral Various modes of riding Yankee horsemanship Mississippian horsemen Pacers A plantation road Residence The grave Slaves weeping for their master! New cemetery. 73

XXXII.

National diversities of character Diversities of language Provincialisms A plantation and negroes Natchez bar A youthful judge Physicians Clergymen Merchants, &c. &c. A southern mania "Washing" Tobacco Value of cotton planting and statistics An easy "way to wealth." 84

XXXIII.

An excursion A planter's gallery Neglect of grounds Taste and economy Mississippi forests The St. Catharine Cotton fields Worm fences Hedges The pride of China The magnolia tree and flower Plantation roads White cliffs General view of a plantation... Continue reading book >>




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