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- EnrzRED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1841, FRANCIS ALLYN or MSTED, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Connectict

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DURING the latter part of my collegiate course, my health became very much impaired by a chronic debility of the nervous system, and soon after graduating, the cold air of Autumn admonished me to seek a milder clime for spending the winter. While deliberating upon what would be most desirable in accomplishing the purposes I had in view, a favorable opportunity was offered me to go out as pas%. senger in the whale-ship “North America,” which was fitting out at New-London for a voyage to the Pacific. From an erroneous prejudice against whalers, it was with great reluctance that I determined upon embarking on this voyage, and many of my friends made sage predictions of the wretched life to which I was consigning myself. A strong

is, inclination for the sea, however, which had made

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