Rambles in the Rocky Mountains: With a Visit to the Gold Fields of Colorado

Smith, Elder and Company, 1864 - 264 Seiten
Morris's journal takes the reader from St. Louis to the Colorado Rockies in the summer of 1863. He had intended to travel by steamer up the Missouri to Fort Benton and the Montana gold fields. The boat broke down at St. Joseph, however the author changed his destination to Denver, where he spent several months before returning to the Atlantic states (Wagner-Camp 404). The author identifies himself on the title page as the "Late Deputy Postmaster-General of Jamaica". His other books include a tour of Portugal and several accounts on field sports in Ireland.

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Seite 131 - ... and administer the rite of confirmation to the candidates who might present themselves. And so at three o'clock it came to pass that the parson told the sexton, and the sexton tolled the bell outside the theatre, and at half-past the service began—the curtain being raised. There, sitting in the conventional sofa of the stage, was my Lord Bishop, magnificent in his robes, and with him, of course, an assistant priest. A table placed on the stage, close to the footlights, represented the altar,...
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