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I. Pursuits at New - York- Interview with Mr. Burr - A Walk to Philadelphia - A
Tribute to James Logan - Yellow Fever desolating the City --Embark for South
Carolina , 17 CHAP II . Projects at Charlston — Solemınity the Mask of lgnorance
... 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 7.
A Walk to Philadelphir . A Tribute to James Logan . Yellow Fever desolating ibe
City . Embark for South - Carolina . UPON my landing at New - York , my first care
was to deliver a letter of recommendation which I had been favoured with by a ...
But tell me , said the Doctor , are you fond of walking ? I assured him no person
could be more so . Then , resumed ... How Doctor , said I , would you approve of
a walk to Philadelphia ? I should like it of all things , said the Doctor . In our way
It is now the hottest part of the day , and if you are walking to Newark , you will
find the evening more pleasant . How comes on trade , Doctor , at New - York ? I
warrant you have got your share . Why , Mr. Clinch , replied the Doctor , I cannot ...
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John Davis was a tutor, a novelist, poet a traveler and above all things a literary man. Very much a man of his time he frequently inserts Latin quotes into his text and makes frequent references to various personages in Greek mythology. Many modern readers will not understand these references unless they know Latin and are well versed in Greek Mythology. I found the book to be very read able and well written. I live close to or have visited many of the places he travel through, which, makes the book all the more interesting to me. He provides a glimpse of what the planter class was like, both, good and bad. He likewise provides a view into the lives of the enslaved. He worked as a tutor to provide most of his living. At one time he worked for Mr. Drayton who owned Drayton Manor on the Ashley River outside of Charleston South Carolina. You can visit Drayton Manor tour the building and see the magnificent gardens. He also inserts several poems he wrote into the book. His poetry is quite good. I think this work would be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about what life was like in American at the end of the 18th century. The Latin and references to Greek Mythology may hold some back but I think this book is worth 5 stars.