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DIARY IN AMERICA,

WITH

REMARKS ON ITS INSTITUTIONS.

BY

CAPT. MARRYAT, C.B.,

AUTHOR OF

“PETER SIMPLE," " JACOB FAITHFUL,”

“ FRANK MILDMAY," &c.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

L O N D ON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

Printed by J. L. Cox and Sons, 75, Great Queen Street,

Lincoln's-Inn Fields.


DIARY IN AMERICA.

CHAPTER I.

:

WASHINGTON.

Here are assembled from

every State in the Union, what ought to be the collected talent, intelligence, and high principle of a free and enlightened nation. Of talent and intelligence there is a very fair supply, but principle is not so much in demand ; and in everything, and everywhere, by the demand the supply is always regulated.

Everybody knows that Washington has a Capitol ; but the misfortune is that the Capitol wants a city. There it stands, reminding your of a general without an army, only surrounded

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