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FROM NIAGARA TO THE MISSISSIPPI.
Railway Beds Railway Luggage—Detroit-Grand Haven-Milwaukee
-American Cities-American Laborers-Frontier Men-Soldiers at
Milwaukee-Settlement of New Lands—The Frontier Man.............. 111
THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI.
Soldiers from Minnesota-Boats on the Mississippi-The Upper Missis-
sippi-St. Paul-St. Anthony-Wood-cutters on the Mississippi ........ 129
English Vegetables—Price of Corn-Breadstuffs at Buffalo–Chicago-
An Illinois Prairie-American Patriotism-Chicago-Cleveland
BUFFALO TO NEW YORK.
Trenton Falls—West Point ....
AN APOLOGY FOR THE WAR.
An Apology for the War........
New York-American Physiognomy-Omnibuses-American Women
-- American Men-Institutions of New York, New York Schools
New York, The Central Park_Railways........
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
Constitutions of different States—The Constitution of New York-The
Legislature of New York—The Executive—Absence of Responsibility
Connecticut - Mr. Emerson - American Lectures - Mr. Everett Mr.
Wendell Phillips-Lexington and Concord - The Boston Library-
Social Life in Boston--Anger against England-Mason and Slidell
-Mr. Seward .....
CAMBRIDGE AND LOWELL.
Harvard College Cambridge-Lowell
THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN.
Rights of Women-Mrs. Dall_Women's Work-Condition of Women
-Political Rights of Women.....
EDUCATION AND RELIGION.
American Insolence--Cost of Education Education-Educational En-
actments-Schools in Boston-Sale of Books in Railway Cars-Intel-
ligence of the People—Religion.........
FROM BOSTON TO WASHINGTON.
Mr. Buchanan - The Crittenden Compromise — What Mr. Lincoln
should have done-Slidell and Mason-Probability of War with En-
gland-Philadelphia-Crossing the Susquehanna-Maryland-Balti-
Washington—The Capitol—Pennsylvania Avenue–The Post-Office-
The Patent Office-President's Square-The Washington Obelisk-
Arlington Heights-General Washington— Mount Vernon-Alexan-
dria-Members of the Cabinet—Society in Washington ...
The House of Representatives—The Senate Messrs. Slidell and Mason
-Captain Wilkes-Mr. Charles Sumner-International law—The
Senate-The President's Ministers--Congress and the Army.......... 324
THE CAUSES OF THE WAR.
Causes of the War-Abolition.......
WASHINGTON TO ST. LOUIS.
Leaving Washington-Profit made on the purchase of Ships—The Cap-
ital of Pennsylvania-Railway Accident-Pittsburg-Cincinnati-
Kentucky-Lexington-Kentucky Slaves—Daniel Boone-River dif-
St. Louis-The War-Political dishonesty_Martial Law-Benton Bar.
racks--The Army at Rolla—The Men of the West..
CAIRO AND CAMP WOOD.
Cairo—The Gun-boats-Mortar-boats-The banks of the Ohio-Leav-
ing Cairo-Kentucky-Our journey to Camp Wood-American Court-
esy—The Green River-Camp Wood-German Abolitionists........... 396
THE ARMY OF THE NORTH.
Pay of the Soldiers-Causes for Enlistment-Military Passes—The
Army of the Potomac-Virginian Farmers-Health of the Army-
State of the Army-Cost of the Army-Absence of Military Disci-
pline-General qualities of American Soldiers-Courage of the Amer-
ican Soldiers The Van Wyck Report-Army and Navy Contracts... 415
BACK TO BOSTON.
Effect of American Railroads-Loafing-Nature of Political Opinion in
the States—Baltimore-State of Opinion in Maryland-Dirt-Mr.
Seward--Successes of the Northern Army–Northern Ambition-The
probable Fate of the South-Return to Boston-What Boston has
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
The Articles of Confederation–The Constitution–The Senate-Repre-
sentation-Political corruption-Exclusion of Ministers from Con-
gress—Taxation-Suspension of the privilege of the Writ of Habeas
Corpus-Election of the President-Miscellaneous Articles of the Con-
stitution-Success of the Constitution-Amendments necessary-Mode
of choosing a President-Instructions to Senators
Absence of Foreign Relations Power of the President–The Presi-
dent's Ministers-English and American Ministers-Position of the
President's Ministers-Committees of the Two Houses-Executive
Powers of the Senate-Great Men needed for the Government.......... 495
THE LAW COURTS AND LAWYERS OF THE UNITED STATES.
As to the purity of the Bench-Legal Proceedings in the United States
-Position of Lawyers in the States-Distinct Position of Federal and
State Tribunals—Jurisdiction of the National Courts—The Supreme
Court at Washington-Appointment of the States Judges-Low Con-
dition of the Bench....
THE FINANCIAL POSITION.
Objects for which the Money has been Spent—Will the United States
Pay?-The Excise Duties–Direct Taxation-Amount of the Debt
Immediate Pressure-Can the Burden be borne ?..........
Deficiencies in the Post-Office System-Amount of Correspondence-
Post-Office difficulties-Post-Office Revenue-- The Franking Privilege
-Rotation of Office-Use of Patronage-Post-Office Mileage-Post-