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Provision made for Education.--Statistics and State of Manners in Boston.-Graduak lam
Préparation of the Colony for Sell.government.-First Outrage on their Liberties.-
Impressment of Seamen at Boston.-Successful Resistance by the Population. --Sec-
ond Infringement of their Liberties.- The Stamp Act.--Representatives from Amer-
ica proposed by the Historian Oldmixon.-Representation advocated by Adam Smith
and Franklin. ---Eloquent Speech of Colonel Barré in the British House of Cominons.
- Planting of the Tree of Liberty.-Demolition of the Stamp Office.--Public Jour-
nals established, and Sermons preached against the Stamp Act.--Resistance of Ainer.
ica applauded by Pitt and Camden in England. --Stamp Act finally repealed. Third
Invasion of Rights.-- Project for taxing the Colonies. --Bill for imposing Duties on
Tea.-Independence of America proposed by Tucker, Dean of Gloucester.-Charac-
terized by Edmund Burke as a "childish Scheme."-- Admitted by George Ill. to be
a wise one.-Outbreak at Boston.-Seizure of the Tea, and its Destruction.-First
Congress formed. --Stirring Appeal of Patrick Henry.--First Blood shed at Lexing.
ton.-Battle of Bunker Hill.-Installation of General Washington.-Last Act of the
political Drama.--Declaration of American Independence .
Description of the State of Massachusetts. Extent of Area, Soil, Climate, and Produc-
tions.-Manufactures.-Shipping and Commerce.-Colleges and Academies for higher
Education.-- Public Schools.-statistics and Revenue.--Religious Establishments. -
Sects and Churches --Legislature of Massachusetts.-Governor.-Number of Mem.
bers in each House.- Qualifications of Voters.-Scale of Taxation.--Principal Cities,
Ports, and Towns of Massachusetts --Progressive increase of Population from 1700
to 1837.-Analysis of Males and Females. - White and Coloured. -- Early attempt of
New-Englanders to abolish Slavery. -Oppositivu to this made by the British Govern-
ment.-Annals of Bostou from 1621 to 1832 .
Description of the City.–Streets and Dwellings.Boston Common.-Hotels and Board-
ing houses.-- Statehouse.-Extensive panoramic View.-Legislative Chambers.
City Hall.–Faneuil Hall.--Cradle of American Liberty.--Courthouse.-- Jails and
Custom house. The Odeon, Masonic Temple, and other Halls.--Literary Institu.
tions -- Boston Atheneum. American Academy of Arts and Sciences.- Library So-
ciety and Columbian Library.--Society of Natural History.–Massachusetts Histori.
cal Society.--Mercantile, Mechanics', and Apprentices' Libraries.-Lectures delivered
in Boston.-Governor, Ex-president, Senators, Judges, Physicians, and Divines 329
Public Schools.--Statistics of Education Course of Studies in each Class,-Gram.
mar Schools for English, Latin, and Greek. Harvard College, or the University of
Cambridge.--Exhibition of the Students.-Speech of Mr. Adams on Education 340
Periodical Literature of Boston. - Statistics of the Public Journals. - Quarterly and
Monthly Publications. - Newspaper Press. - Partisanship.-Examples of Political
Exaggeration.- Opposition or Indifference to Abolitionism. Morals and Manners
turned to Party Account.-Scenes in Boston Theatre and on the Bridges.
Proportions of Churches to each Sect.--Historical Peculiarities.-Unitarians, Presbyte.
rians, Catholics, Universalists, Old South Church.-King's Chapel.-Ancient Peal of
Bells.-Revolutionary Sermons.--First Sunday-school.-Roman Catholic Worship-
pers.-Convents.~Nunneries.--Influence on Pupils.-Bethel Church for Seamen.
Preaching of Father Taylor.-Chapel exclusively for Children.-Auxiliaries of Edu.
cation and Industry.Chapel for the free Use of the Poor.-Chapel for religious and
benevolent Meetings. Temperance Hotel-Churches.--Clergy.-Services.-Music
Benevolent Societies.-General Hospital.-Institution for the Education of the Blind.
Humane Society and Howard Benevolent Society.--Asylum for indigent Boys, and
Farm-schools.-Institutions for Orphans and Widows.-Buston Port Society.-Sail-
or's Home.-- Bethel Union, for protecting Sailor's Rights.—British and Irish charita-
ble Societies.-Cultivation of Music.- Lyceums, Libraries, and Debating Clubs --S0-
ciety for promoting Arts and Manufactures.- Massachusetts Peace Society. --Sab.
bath school, Bible, and Missionary Associations. - Religious Statistics of America
The Municipal Government of the City of Boston.--Police Establishment.-Probate
and Register Office.- Revenue and Expenditure.-Theatres.-Museums
Commerce and Manufactures.-Shipping compared with New.York.- Bay and Harbour
of Boston.-Navy-yard. -- Dry.dock and Ropewalk. - Ships of-War, the Ohio and Co.
lumbus.--Statistics of the American Navy-Efficiency of their Ships, Officers, and
Crews.--Causes of this, as compared with the British Navy.-Number and Classes
of American Naval Officers.--Total annual Expense of the American Navy 372
Environs of Boston.-Bunker Hill.-Dimensions and Cost of the Bunker Hill Obelisk.
-Town of Chelsea and Richmond Hill.-Brookline, Brighton, and Cambridge.
Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plains, and Milton Hill. - Beauty and Advantages of
these Rural Retreats. - Mount Auburn, the Cennetery of Boston.-Descriprion of its
Grounds and Prospects.- Imposing Ceremony al Consecration Dell.-Citizen engaged
in preparing his own Grave.-Comparison of Mount Auburn with Père la Chaise. -
Tomb of Hannah Adams.- Death, Interment, and Monument of Spurzheim 377
Visit to the Massachusetts State Prison.-System of Management.-Statistics of this
Prison. -Chief Causes of Crime.- Memorial of the Convicts against Dramshops.
Food and general Health of the Prisoners.-Dress.- Discipline and Punishments.
Efforts for their Moral and Religious Improvement.-Comparison with the Prison
System of Pennsylvania,
State Elections.--Specimens of partisan Exultation.- Local and general Election at
Boston.-Statistics of Intemperance.-Silent Progress of the Abolition Question.-
Denunciations of the Whig Newspapers.--Letter of an invited Candidate.- Address
of the Ex-president, John Quincy Adams.-Speech on Slavery by Dr. Duncan,
Population of Boston and its Suburbs.— Fewness of Foreigners.—Jews and Quakers.
-Commercial and other Occupations.-Opinions of a native Writer on the Traders.
- Political Parties.- Whigs and Democrats. -- Aristocratical and Democratical Whigs.
-New-York Review on the State of Society.--Observations on social Parties from
the Pulpit.-Extreme Sensitiveness to English Censure --Newspaper Editors.-
Scriptural and classical Names of New-Englanders.-- Personal Appearance of both
Sexes.-Boys of Boston.—Custom respecting Mourning.-Morning Visits , . 396
Last Sunday passed in Boston.-Morning Service at the King's Chapel.-Singular
Union of Royalty, Episcopacy, and Unitarianisın.-History of the Rise and Progress
of King's Chapel.-Gist of Plate from the King and Queen of England. -Selection
of Organ for the Chapel by Handel.-Church-rates levied by Dissenters on Episcopa-
lians. ---Anecdote of Captain Coram, Founder of the Foundling.–Alteration of the
Church Liturgy by Unitarians.--Examples of the Changes made in the Service.-
Prayer against Sedition and Rebellion retained. --Grounds alleged for revising the
Liturgy.-Summary of the Service as at present used. --Description of the Edifice,
the Vassal Monument.-Choir led by the present Mayor of Boston.-Unitarianism
in the Ascendant and increasing.--Affecting Sermon of the Rev. Father Taylor.
Affectionate Excbanges of Farewell.-Last Evening passed in Boston.-Cordial Rem
grets and Anxieties of Friends
Journey from Boston to Providence.--Lectures delivered here. Churches and Pulpits
occupied.-- Animated Public Discussions on the Question, "Is it right, expedient,
and necessary to use Legislative Influence for the Promotion of the Temperance Ref.
ormation ?" --Absence of any written Constitution-Still governed by the Royal
Charter of Charles II.--Area, Statistics, and Population of the State.--Manufactures,
Commerce, and Shipping.-Legislature.-Goveror, Senators, and Public Officers.
Judiciary.--Proportion of Representatives.-Rotten-borough System of uneqnal Rep.
Description of the City of Providence.- Division of Aristocracy and Fashion, east and
west End.-Private Dwellings, Shops, Hotels, and Boarding houses.-Public Build-
ings, Statehouse, the Colleges. The Arcade, Churches, Structures, and Sects.--
Literary Institutions, Brown University.--Munificence of Mr. Brown, a Merchant.-
Government and Discipline of the Colleges. -Attendance at an Exhibition of the Stu-
dents. Comparison with the Exhibition at Cambridge.---Library of the University-
Manning Hall.–Athenæum.-Franklin and Historical Societies.--Great French Work
on Egypt.--Musée Française. - Encouragement of Literature and Art.-Admission of
Ladies. -Opening Address.Quaker College.--State or public Schools. - Private
Schools. The Drama
Municipal Government.--Benevolent Institutions.-Commerce and Manufactures of
Providence.--Statistics of Manufactures.-Shipping.--State-prison.--Population of
Providence, White and Coloured. Classes, Professions, Trades, and Pursuits.-An.
niversary of " Thanksgiving Day" in New-England. - Religious Services, Festivity.
-Public Amusements, Theatre, Balls ,
Last Visits made in Providence.-Green-street School.--Character. Address.--Bleach-
ing Establishment.-Steam Company's Cotton-mill.- Average Wages of Males and
Females employed.--Absence of married Women from Factories.-Superior Condition
and Appearance of all engaged.--Causes of this suggested and explained.-Lotteries
for aiding the Funds of the public Schools.--Fewness of Dramshops and Pawn.
Departure from Providence.--Touch at Bristol.--Land at Fall River.- Journey to New.
Bedford.-Religious Services at New-Bedford during our Stay.-Rev. Mr. Holmes's
Account of the Regions of the West.- Rev. Mr. Bent's farewell Address to his Con-
gregation.--Public Meeting at New-Bedford for a Sailor's Home.–Visit to the Beth.
el Church.-Clothing Store for Seamen.--Reading-room and Museum of Curiosities.
-Tablet to an English Seaman raised by Americans
Plan and Appearance of the Town.-Public and private Buildings.- Population and
Classes.-Maritime Character and Connexions of the Inhabitants. — Anecdote of
New-Bedford Sailor boys in the Persian Gulf.--Domestic Manners, Characteristics,
and Causes.-Kindness and Hospitality experienced.--Skill in removing Houses from
their original Positions. Visit to the village and Port of Matapoissett. Extensive
Ship-building carried on there. -Manufacture of Salt from the Sea-water.---Visit to
the Rev. Dr. Robbins. Description of his curious and valuable Library. Township
of Rochester.-Use of the word " Town."— Americanisms generally old English
Phrases. --Journey from New-Bedford to Plymouth
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Anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims.-Ball at the Pilgrim Hall. - Beauty of the
Ladies.- Presentation of Colours to the Standish Guards.--Oration of Dr. Robbins.
- Air of God Save the King.-Ode to the Pilgrims.- Temperance Address at the Or.
thodox Church.--Examination of the Town and its Records
History of the Foundation of Plymouth Colony.--Affecting Embarcation of the Pil.
grims at Delfthaven.--Sail from Plymouth in ibe Mayflower.- Arrival off Cape Cod.
--Civil Compact signed in the Cabin of the Mayflower.-Landing on Plymouth Rock.
-First Treaty made with the Native Indians. First Offence punished among the
English Settlers.---Community of Property.-- Individual Possessions.- First Introduc-
tion of Trial by Jury.-First Execution for Crime.-Severe Sickness and destroying
Hurricane.-First Code of Laws.--Fines for drinking, smoking, and Sabbath-break-
ing.-Punishment of whipping for extorting high Profits.-Instance of Rigour and
Impartiality in executing the Laws.-Singular Regulations respecting Manners.-
Union of Plymouth with the Colony of Massachuseits.Oliver Cromwell's Commis-
sion to Governor Winslow. First Notice of Horses seen in the Colony.- Persecution
of the Quakers. --Selling Criminals for Slaves.-Employment of native Indians as
Magistrates.-Efforts of Plymouth in the Temperance Reformation. - Jail and Poor-
house both empty, and Distilleries of Rum extinct.-Native Indians in Plymouth 461
Disadvantageous Position of the Town.-Causes of this Exception to a general Rule.-
First House.-First Burial.ground.--Cole's Hill. --Forefathers' Rock, the first Spot
of Landing. - Population. -Pursuits. — General Equality.- Churches.- Grave of
Thomas Clarke, Mate of the Mayflower.-Prospect from the Summit of the Hill.--
Courthouse. - Pilgrim Hall.-- Museum. — Sargent's Picture.- Landing of the Pil.
grims.-Sword of Standish..-Oriental Inscription and Talisman.--Helmet of King
Philip, the Indian Chief.- Chair of Governor Carver.-Charter of Oliver Cromwell.
Hotels.-- Banks.-Newspapers of Plymouth.-Slow Advance of the Town.-Causes
of this.-Specimens of the Poetry of the Pilgrims' Days.- Dr. Thatcher, the Historian
of Plymouth.- Miss White, a Descendant of the Pilgrims.-Antiquities in her Cabin-
et.-Parting from Friends at Plymouth.-Return to New Bedford.—Journey to Prov-
idence and Stonington.- Voyage by Steam-vessel to New York .
ILLUSTRATIONS TO VOL. II.
ALBANY, SCHEN ECTADY,
Piazza, Congress Hall (Saratoga)