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Travels in North America, From Modern Writers With Remarks and Observations; Exhibiting a Connected View of the Geography and Present State of that Quarter of the Globe   By: (1774-1823)

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TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA,

FROM

MODERN WRITERS.

[Illustration:

Frontispiece. Plate 1.

WASHINGTON.

PYRAMID OF CHOLULA.

NEW YORK.]

Pub^d. by Harvey & Darton,

Jan^y. 1, 1823.

TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA,

FROM

Modern Writers.

WITH

REMARKS AND OBSERVATIONS;

EXHIBITING A CONNECTED VIEW OF

THE GEOGRAPHY AND PRESENT STATE

OF THAT

QUARTER OF THE GLOBE.

BY THE

REV. WILLIAM BINGLEY, M. A. F. L. S.

Late of Peter house, Cambridge, and Author of Animal Biography, &c.

[Illustration]

DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF YOUNG PERSONS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR HARVEY AND DARTON, GRACECHURCH STREET.

1821.

ADVERTISEMENT.

In the preparation of this, and of the preceding volumes, of Travels in the South of Europe, in South America, and in Africa; as well as in the Biographical Conversations on Celebrated Voyagers and Travellers, it has been the design of the author, by a detail of anecdotes of extraordinary adventures, connected by illustrative remarks and observations, to allure young persons to a study of geography, and to the attainment of a knowledge of the character, habits, customs, and productions of foreign nations. The whole is supposed to be related in a series of daily instructions, from a parent to his children.

The "Biographical Conversations on Celebrated Travellers," contain a further account of the United States and of Canada, in Professor's Kalm's Travels through those countries; and of the northern regions of America, in the Narratives of Hearne's Journeys from Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean.

The vignette represents the natural arch, called Rockbridge, described in page 102.

Charlotte Street, Bloomsbury, London, 22d July, 1821.

INDEX OF THE COUNTRIES, AND PRINCIPAL PLACES AND OBJECTS DESCRIBED.

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NORTH AMERICA in General, 1

UNITED STATES in General, 3

Account of New York and its vicinity.

Inhabitants of New York, 12 Situation, Streets, Population, Hotels, 13 Stores, Public Buildings, Columbia College, 14 Town Hall, Trades and Professions, 15 House rent, Provisions, Religion, Courts of Law, 16 Long Island, New Jersey, River Hudson, Newark, Fishkill, Steam boats, 17 Emigrants, 18.

Narrative of Fearon's Journey from New York to Boston.

New Haven, 18 New London, Norwich, New Providence, 19 Pawtucket, Boston, 20 Bunker's Hill, Cambridge, Harvard College, 21.

Weld's Voyage up the River Hudson, from New York to Lake Champlain.

River Hudson, 22 West Point, Albany, 23 River Mohawk, Cohoz Waterfall, Saratoga, 25 Skenesborough, Lake Champlain, 26 Ticonderoga, Crown Point, 27.

Hall's Journey from Canada to the Cataract of Niagara.

Prescott, 28 River St. Lawrence, Lake Ontario, Kingston, 29 Sackett's Harbour, Watertown, Utica, 30 Skaneactas, Waterloo, Geneva, Canandaigua, Burning Spring, 32 Rochester, 33 Lewistown, Queenston, 34 York, Ancaster, Mohawk Indians, 35 Mohawk Village, 36 Falls of Niagara, 37.

Hall's Journey from Niagara to Philadelphia.

Fort Erie, Buffalo, Batavia, Caledonia, 41 Genesee River, Bath, Painted Post, 42 Susquehanna River, Wilksbarre, 43 Wyoming, Blue Ridge, Bethlehem, Nazareth, 44 Moravians, 45 Lehigh Mountain, German Town, 46.

Description of Philadelphia.

Streets, Houses, 46 Shops, Wharfs, Water Street, Public Buildings, 47 State house, University, Prison, 48 Markets, Inhabitants, 49 Funerals, Climate, 50 Carriages, 51 Taverns, 52 Delaware River, Schuylkil River, 53.

Trenton, College, 53 Residence of Joseph Buonaparte, 54.

Fearon's Journey from Philadelphia to Pittsburg.

Great Valley, Mines, 54 Lancaster, Harrisburgh, Carlisle, Chambersburgh, 55 London, Waggons, North Mountain, 56 Bloody Run, Bedford, Dry Ridge, Alleghany Mountains, Inhabitants, Log houses, 57 Laurel Hill, Little Chesnut Ridge, Greensburg, Turtle Creek Hill, Inhabitants, 58 Pittsburg, 59 Manufactures, 60 Climate, American Population, 61 Farms, Emigration, 62... Continue reading book >>




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