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IN

NORTH AMERICA,

IN THE

YEARS 1827 AND 1828.

BY CAPTAIN BASIL HALL,

ROYAL NAVY.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED FOR CADELL AND CO., EDINBURGH;

AND SIMPKIN AND MARSHALL, LONDON.

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TRA V ELS

IN

NORTH AMERICA.

CHAPTER I.

On the 7th of September, 1827, we recrossed the Canadian frontier, and found ourselves once more in the United States. Our route lay along Lake Champlain, in a very crowded steam-boat, filled with tourists on their return from the North, men of business proceeding to New York, and a large party of Irish emigrants, who, for reasons best known to themselves, had not chosen to settle in the Canadas, but to wander farthor south in quest of fortune.

There is always, more or less, an air of sadness in the look of newly arrived emigrants. They have abandoned one country, without having as yet gained a new one-they have no home-they' are uncertain as to the future, and have probably few pleasurable recollections of the past-and therefore, at such moments, they are little sustain

VOL. II.

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