By Ebenezer Davies

ISBN-10: 1108003877

ISBN-13: 9781108003872

First released in 1849, American Scenes and Christian Slavery is an outline, in epistolary layout, of yank existence, nature, tradition, and its slave exchange through the 19th century, as saw by way of a British abolitionist, Ebenezer Davies, in the course of his travels in the course of the usa. Davies were the minister of challenge Chapel, New Amsterdam, and during this number of letters, he deals priceless modern views at the humans and the manners of the USA as they looked as if it would him in the course of a trip of over 4 thousand miles. A beneficial reception of some related letters that have been released within the Patriot journal cleared the path for the education of this publication. The book's 37 chapters list the author's impressions of Ohio, the river Mississippi and the towns of recent Orleans, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Philadelphia, big apple, and Boston. Davies' travelogue is a witty account of an English traveller's stories of nineteenth-century the United States.

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Nevertheless, it is a magnificent concern. The edifice was finished in 1838 by a company, and cost 600,000 dollars. The gentlemen's dining-room is 129 feet by 50, and is 22 feet high; having four ranges of tables, capable of accommodating 500 persons. The ladies' dining-room is 52 feet by 36. The house contains 350 rooms, furnishing accommodation for between 600 and 700 guests; and it was quite full when we were there. The front is adorned with a projecting portico, supported by six fine Corinthian columns, resting upon a rustic basement.

Let me, therefore, close my letter and enjoy it. 18 LETTER III. New Orleans—The Story of Pauline — Adieu to the St. Charles's— Description of that Establishment—First Sight of Slaves for Sale —Texts for Southern Divines—Perilous Picture. 181 of the "St. Charles's," we descended, after a good night's rest, to see some of the lions of the place. Here we are (thought I) in New Orleans—the metropolis of a great slave country^—a town in which exist many depots for the disposal of human beings,— the very city where, a few months ago, poor Pauline was sacrificed as the victim of lust and cruelty!

A poor boy was apprenticed to an apothecary in a large city. To increase his wages and encourage his efforts, his master gave him a recipe and materials for making blacking on his own account. The blacking was made, and placed in pots in the shop window; but day after day passed, and no purchaser appeared. One Sunday morning, while the shop was open for medicine, before the hour of public service, a person came in, and asked for a pot of blacking. The boy was in the very act of stretching out his hand to reach it, when he reflected it was the Lord's-day.

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