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Passengers in the Aurora, bound to New Orleans.-Eti-
quette. Savoury food. The Guitar.- Sunsets.-First view
of North America.-A Pilot.-Mouth of the great Mississippi.
-Dangers of the Bar.-An Alligator.-The Balize pilot station.
-Prospect of a sickly season.- -Stem the current. The last
Settler. A Night-watch.-Course of the Father of Waters.—
the Porpoise-tug. -Plantations. - New Orleans.- Melancholy
Streets. Hotel. - The first night on shore. New Orleans.
Tonsor. The Markets. The Cathedral. · A Duel. -
The Levee.-Yellow-fever Captains.-The battle of the Blacks.
-Evening resort.-The Gaol.-Morality and Religion.-Ame-
rican Preacher. Philosophical Lady.-Slave Insurrection.——
Regular Infantry.-The Barracks.-Visit the Battle-ground.-
Graves of the Slain.-Retrospection.--A song.--Visit a planta-
tion. A Murderer.-Negroes. Their treatment. — Internal
Kidnappers.-A disclosure.-England and Ame-
rica ought to cherish liberal and friendly feelings toward each
Great Mortality among Irish Labourers. Precautions against
Yellow Fever. Why New Orleans is called the Wet Grave.-
road from the Atlantic to the Pacific.-Duelling in the West-
Eastern and Western States.-Rival Undertakers.-A Hearse
recommended. Stores of ready-made Coffins. Reasonable
Charges. Bals de Bouquet.-Another Hurricane.-The Texas
Territory.-Nature of Inquiries regarding it.-The Boundaries
and Area.—Americans desirous of possessing it.-Americans
and Mexicans not on good terms.-Emigration.-Colonel Aus-
tin's and De Witt's Settlements.-Improper persons introduced
into Texas. Slaves.-Anticipated Conquest.-The Face of the
Leave New Orleans.-An Escape.-Passengers in the Union.
-Our Fare.--The Bar.-A Steamer.-Wooding Places on the
Mississippi.-The Forest.-A Sugar Estate described.- Dif-
ference of Canes.-Annual Expenditure on a Sugar Estate.-
Plough Husbandry.-American Enterprize.-"Nuts" for the
Abolitionists. The last Parroquette.-The Deck Passengers
fond of "Corn."-The Encroachments of the Sea.-The old
Mouth of the Great River.-Yankee cunning.-The Clock
Pedlar. The Mississippi and Irrawaddy compared. — The
Squatters; their Betterments.-The Alligators.-River Robbers.
-Natchez.-The Upper and Lower Towns.-Passengers plun-
dered. The Voyage continued.-Navigation of the River.-
The Wooden Fork.-Dislikes of Backwoodsmen.-The Author
Hotel Keeper.-Three Snapping Turtles.-A Skirmish.-The
Prize-ring defended.-Broad Horns.-The Cut-off at Red River.
-The Inundation.—The Union is snagged and sinks.—Acci-
Memphis, in Tenessee.—The Hotel.-Discovery of an Emis-
sary.—A Negro Preacher.-A Sleeping Apartment.-The In-
dians. Compulsory Emigration.-Destruction to the Red Hun-
ters.-Chateaubriand.-A group of Chickasaws.-Their encamp-
ment.—Indian Manners.-Seemingly, but not really indifferent
to their Wives. The worshippers of the Sun.-The Coronach,
or lament for their Dead.-Intercourse between the Pioneers and
Waggon. The Forest.—A Stand or Stage. — Corn Bread.—
Black Jacks. - Excitement. The Music of the Woods. A
Cure for Affectation and Self-conceit.-The story of the Boot-
jack. Inquisitive Pioneer. Strange ideas. Snakes. The
Prairies.-Indian Mounds.-Barrows.-The unknown Dead.—
The Grave of a Scottish-chief. - The Mammoth Cave.- Real
Aborigines of America long ago exterminated. - Paintings on
Rocks. Salt Licks.-The Big Hatchet River.—A Lawyer.—
A Duel. - Hunting Parties.-Rifle Practice.-Barrens. — A
Hurricane.-An Adulterer detected.-A Backwoods Sheriff.-
Nashville Hotel.-A pleasant Change.-A Job.-A Tenessee
Supper. Reflections. Panorama. - Indian Skirmishes.-A
Sulphur Spring. The Bridge. The Legislature in Session.
-The Members. Mr. Yeatman.-The Penitentiary.
Discipline. Vauxhall Gardens. Effect of a Visit to Canada.
Nashville. A facetious Driver. The Americans not musical.
-Old Kentuck.-Delightful Climate.--Negroes en route.-Ri-
val Claims of Clay and Jackson.-An Opinion.-Religion in Ken-
tucky.-A Camp Meeting.-The Sink Hole.--A violent Quar-
rel.- A regular Snorter.-Female Foresters.-Pity the Rover's
Bride. A Jeremiad. American Gold Mines.-Gold in Dust
and Gold in Mass.-Smelting.-Aborigines worked the Mines.
-Return of Gold for several Years. The Nullifiers.-Cut off
the Tail.—Arrive at Louisville; Falls of Ohio.-The Canal.—
Freedom of Election in the Back Settlements.-A Temptation
Cincinnati in Ohio.-Its rapid growth, compared with Colum-
bus.-The Author of "The Mississippi Valley."-Mrs. Trollope.
-Falling Trees.-Marrietta.-Land at Wheeling in Virginia.-
Its Coal. Its Fabriques.- Lament for Authors. — The Big
Grave. - An American Beggar. Tale of a Chair.-A Horse
Ferry. Virginian Landlord. - Fanatics. The Golden Bible.
-Rapp's Settlement on the Ohio.-Mr. Birkbeck in Indiana.
-Wellsville.-A Scotch Colony.-Why was it located in the
States?-Sergeant More M'Alpin.-The State of Ohio.-A
Stage. A Blacksmith's notions of England. --Good feeling on
the part of Fellow Travellers. - Peach Plunderers. - Hungry
Wayfarers.-Lake Erie.-A Walk.-Land Speculators.-Town
of Erie. - Belgian Emigrants.-Fredonia.-Natural Gas.-A
Sermon.-Dunkirk.— Sail to Buffaloe.-The great Erie Canal.