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Population of New-York.-Strangers, Residents, Merchants, Traders.- Public Convey-
ances, Omnibuses, Hackney-coaches. - Private Equipages, Carriages, Servants. ---
Male and Female Society, Differences between them. - Private Parties, Balls, and
Suppers.- Comparison between English and American Soirées.-Expensive and pro-
fuse Entertainments given.-Condition of the humbler Classes in America. - Political
Parties, Conservatives, Reformers, Radicals, Americans, Whigs, Democrats, Loco-
focos, Politics of the wealthy Mercantile Classes.-Causes of the recent Panic or
Embarrassment.-Extravagant Habits engendered by the Credit System.-Effects of
this on all Classes of Society.-Loss of $20,000,000 by the great Fire at New York. --
Newspapers of New York. -Organs of Parties.- Penny Newspapers, Character and
Influence.- Proceedings of the Election for State Legislature. - Public Meetings to
support Candidates for Office.-State of Political Parties.- Deadly reciprocal Hostil.
ity.-Gross Misrepresentations of the Motives and Ends of each.-Difficulty of ex-
tracting Truth froin such conflicting Statements. - Attendance at the Polls during the
Election.-Deficiency of a us Registration of Voters.-Vote by Ballot, not se-
cret voting generally.-- Reasons why this is not necessary in America. - Success of
the Whigs in the New-York Election. Intoxication of Joy in the triumphant Party.
-Extravagant Projects of Political Demonstration.-National Character and Taste
exhibited in this
Peculiarities in the Manners and Customs of New York.-Visits between Residents
and Strangers.-Carriages, Servants, Liveries, &c. -Want of Lamps, Numbers of
Houses.--Naming of Streets, Bell-hangers and Locksmiths.—Song of Chimney.
sweeps in their Rounds. - Excellent Mode of observing Newyear's Day.-Love of
Quaintness and Singularity of Expression.-Examples in Announcements and edito-
rial Paragraphs.- Visit to Newark with Mr. Webster.-Instances of Wit, Cheerful.
ness, and Humour.-Anecdote of Mr. Webster and coloured People.- Memorial of
coloured People against mixed Races.-Boarding-house Life, its Advantages and Dis.
advantages.-Peculiarity of Expression, Phrases, &c.
Climate, Weather, Snows, severe Cold.-Sleighing, private Sleighs, Omnibuses, Carts.
- Peculiarities of American Winters.-Supposed Periods of ten Years for each Se-
ries.-Series of severe and Series of mild Winters. The present Winter of 1837 re-
garded as a mild one.-Supposed Cominencement of a mild Series with this.-Ships,
Packets, Steamboats, comparison with English.-Naval Expedition destined for the
Polar Seas.--- Environs of New York, Brooklyn, Long Island.-Staten Island, New
Brighton.-Asbestos Quarries.- Jersey City, Hoboken Ferry, excellent Boats.-Pag-
sengers in Carriages conveyed without alighting.-Separate Apartments for Ladies
and Gentlemen.--Good Fires and comfortable Accommodations for all. Last Day of
our Stay in New-York.-Farewell Lectures, and parting with Friends.-Visit to the
Public School with the Mayor.- Proficiency of the Pupils in their Exercises.- Vol.
untary Society for Moral and Mental Improvement.- Preparations for leaving New-
York.-Friendly parting with our Fellow-boarders.-Mutually strong Attachments, on
History of the City of Washington.-Formation of the District of Columbia.-Seat of
Government established there by Law.-Choice of the Position for the new City.-
Plan and Design of General Washington.-Topography and Details of the Streets,
&c.- Public Buildings. The Capitol.-Scale of the Edifice.-Style of Architecture.
-Sculptured Subjects in the Rotunda.-Description of the Senate Chamber.- Ar-
rangement and Modes of doing Business.- Description of the Hall of Representa.
tives. — Regulation of taking Seats by Members.-- General Order and Decorum of
their Proceedings.--Great Advantage of Day-sittings over Night-meetings.—Hall of
the Supreine Court of Justice.-Library of the Capitol, History and Present Condi-
tion.– The President's House, Size, Style, and Character.–Public Offices of Gov.
ernment near the President's.-State Department.- Original Declaration of Inde-
pendence.- War Department.-- Portraits of Indian Chiefs.- Treasury Department.
-Standard Weights and Measures.- Arsenal. - Navy.yard, and General Postoffice.
- Indian Department.- Land Department.--Patent Office.- Destruction of Models
and Records.- Places of Public Worship in Washington.--Anecdote of the Congres-
sional Chaplains.- Colleges, Banks, Hoteis, and Boarding houses. - Theatres. - Mr.
Forrest, the American Actor. - Anecdote of Southern Sensitiveness on Slavery.-
Play of Othello and of the Gladiator Proscribed.- Exclusion of Coloured Persons
from the Representations.-Private Buildings of the City, Style and Character.-
Population of Washington.--City Government.-Revenue, Taxes, Licenses, Debt,
and appropriation.- Regulations respecting the Coloured Population. --Restrictions
as to the Heights of Houses in Building
Topographical Situation of Baltimore.— Finest Points of View in the Panorama.–Form
and Plan of the City.- Private Residences and public Buildings. - Exchange, Cus-
tom house, City Hall.-Courthouse, Jail, and Penitentiary.-Separation of the Sexes
in the latter. - Night-cells open to constant Supervision.-Workshops for the daily
Labour of the Convicts.- Produce of their work sustains the Institution.—Plan of
Government and internal Economy:- Places of public Worship in Baltimore.-The
Catholic Cathedral, Beauties and Defects.-- Pictures of the Interior, presented by
France.- Unitarian Church, Exterior and Interior.-Episcopalian, Presbyterian, and
Baptist Churches.-Medical College for Students.- Benevolent Institutions of Balti-
more.- Asylum at Calverton, Plan and Condition.-- The Hospital under the Catholic
Sisters of Charity.-The Infirmary, Illustration of Catholic Zeal.-Dispensary, Or-
phan Asylum, Marine Society.- Penitent Female Refuge Society, and others. -Bal.
timore characterized as the “Monumental City."- Washington Monument, Column
and Statue.-The Battle Monument, in Monument Square.-The Armistead Monu-
ment, near the City Spring.-Fountains or enclosed Springs in Baltimore.- The City
Spring.–The Western Fountain. The Eastern Fountain, the Centre Fountain.
Places of public Amusement.-Theatre, Circus, Concert and Ball Room.-Museum,
public Gardens, Racecourse.-Municipal Government, Commerce, and Shipping:-
Capacities for Trade, Banks, and Insurance-offices