Notions of the Americans Picked Up by a Travelling Bachelor. Vol. II.

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Lea & Blanchard, 1848
 

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Stran 37 - The evening at the White House, or drawing-room, as it is sometimes pleasantly called, is, in fact, a collection of all classes of people, who choose to go to the trouble and expense of appearing in dresses suited to an ordinary evening party. I am not sure that even dress is much regarded ; for I certainly saw a good many there in boots. The females were all neatly and properly attired, though few were ornamented with jewelry. Of course, the poor and laboring classes of the community would find...
Stran 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Stran 196 - God, and a future state of rewards and punishments, is necessary to hold office. In North Carolina, no person who denies the truth of the Protestant religion, or the divine authority of the Old and New Testament, was capable of holding office.
Stran 98 - ... to you, and to your illustrious associates in the field and in the cabinet, for the multiplied blessings which surround us, and for the very privilege of addressing you which I now exercise.
Stran 97 - ... voluntarily encountered, and the signal services, in America and in Europe, which you performed for an infant, a distant and an alien people; and all feel and own the very great extent of the obligations under which you have placed our country. But the relations in which you have ever stood to the United States, interesting and important as they have been do not constitute the only motive of the respect and admiration which the house of representatives entertain for you.
Stran 96 - GENERAL, The house of representatives of the United States, impelled alike by its own feelings, and by those of the whole American people, could not have assigned to me a more gratifying duty than that of presenting to you cordial congratulations upon the occasion of your recent arrival in the United States...
Stran 100 - No, Mr. Speaker, posterity has not begun for me — since, in the sons of my companions and friends, I find the same public feelings, and, permit me to add, the same feelings in my behalf, which I have had the happiness to experience in their fathers.
Stran 66 - He was again successful, though every body, at least every body of any talent, felt that he wrote in leadingstrings. But he happened, shortly after the appearance of the little volume just named, (Fanny,) to visit England. Here his spirit was properly excited, and, probably on a rainy day, he was induced to try his hand at ajeu d'esprit, in the mother country. The result was one of the finest semi-heroic ironical descriptions to be found in the English language...
Stran 219 - As a rule, the red man disappears before the superior moral and physical influence of the white, just as I believe the black man will eventually do the same thing, unless he shall seek shelter in some other region. In nine cases in ten, the tribes have gradually removed west ; and there is now a confused asVOL.
Stran 34 - The dining-room was in a better taste than is common here, being quite simple, and but little furnished. The table was large and rather handsome. The service was in china, as is uniformly the case, plate being exceedingly rare, if at all used. There was...

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