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CHAP IV. Picture of a Family travelling through the Woods
Terror inspired by two Snakes, and the Gallantry of an American Boy--Residence at Ashley River
- Removal to Sullivan's Island Literary Projects—Anecdotes of Goldsmith—A Journey on Foot from Charleston to George-town—Elegy over the Grave of a Stranger in the Woods of Owendaw— Reception at George-town-Death of General Washington—-Journey back to Charleston—Embark for New-York- Incidents of the Voyage,
CHAP. V. Engagements at New-York-An American Au
thori-Mr. George arrives at New-York-Epistolary Correspondence- A visit to Long Island The Classical Elegance of the New-York Reviewers exhibited Journey to the City of Washington,
CHAP. VI. Emotions on entering the City of IVashington—The
Plan of the Place—The inaugural Speech of Mr. Jefferson to both Houses of Congress assembled at the Capitol,
168 CHAP. VII. Return to New-York-Literary Pursuits-Mag
nificent Promises from a great Man-The Horizon of Life brightens. Į no longer feed on the Va
pours of a School, but depart for the City of Washington, with a Heart dancing to the Song of Expectation—I mingle at Philadelphia with the Votaries of Taste ; and an elbowed by Poets and Prose-Writers, Critics and PhilosophersI proceed to Washington-Interview will the Secretary of the Treasury-All my Hopes blasted -1 travel into Virginia, by the Way of Alexandria--A Quaker opens bis door to receive me, and I exchange with him lasting Knowledge for perishable Coing.
MEMOIR OF MY LIFE ON THE BANKS OF THE
Description of Occoquan Settlement-Evening at
Occoquan, an Ode—Morning at Occoquan, an Ode- A Party of Indians visit Occoquan—Speech of a Warrior-A War-Dance, and Scene of riotous Intoxication—A Disquisition of the moral Character of the Indians—Story of Captain Smith and Pocahontas—The Dispute between Buffon and Jefferson on the Subject of Beards satisfactorily decided—The Midnight Orgies of the Wbite-Man of America dramatized, &c... 232
CHAP. IX. Return from Occoquan to New-York-Visit to Mr.
George on Long Island - Meditations among the Tombs--I go to Baltimore-Mammoth Cheese An exchange of Letters with the Vice-President A Walk to Washington-Congress assembled Debates-Politeness of the Vice-President-A Journey on Foot into Virginia by the Great Falls of the Potomac-Get benighted—A hospitable Reception at a Log-house in the Woods- A cast a-way Sailor restored to the bosom of bis Family The Story of Jack Strangeways,
MEMOIR OF MY LIFE IN THE WOODS OF
Reception at Poboke-An old Field-School-A fair
Disciple-Evening Scene on a Plantation—Story of Dick the Negro, &c. &c. & c...
357 Voyage from Baltimore in Maryland, to Cowes in the Isle of Wight, :
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VOYAGE from BRISTOL to NEW-YORK.
AVING formed the resolution of visiting the United States, I repaired, December 15, 1797, from Salisbury to Bristol, with a view of embarking on board a Snow of two hundred tons, which lay at the Quay, and was bound to New-York. The Captain had purposed to sail the 20th of the same month, but it was not before January 7th of the new year, that the vessel moved from the wharf, when the spring-tide enabled her to proceed down the river.
For my passage, which was in the steerage, I had paid seven guineas to the merchants who chartered the vessel, and my mess, which was with two young gentlemen of my acquaintance, cost me only three pounds more. But, with this money, besides provisions, we purchased a stove, which, during the voyage, was a treasure to us. It not only fortified us against the cold, but we cooked our victuals upon it; and the drawer