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Ed.—the illustrations listed at the bottom of this page are my additions to this online edition of Brierley's book.





DEDICATION

TO SAMUEL GRADWELL, ESQ.,

THE COMPANION OF MY FIRST TRIP TO AMERICA,

THIS BOOK I GRATEFULLY INSCRIBE.

                                                         THE AUTHOR.

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FIRST TRIP, 1880.

CONTENTS:

CHAPTER I.
The Voyage Out

CHAPTER II.
Ab on Storms and other things.—His First Letter to his Wife

CHAPTER III.
A Yankee done "slick."—Ab's Second Letter

CHAPTER IV.
New York and New Yorkers. — Ab's Third Letter to his Wife

CHAPTER V.
A City of the Dead

CHAPTER VI.
On the way to Niagara.—Ab's Fourth Letter to his Wife

CHAPTER VII.
Ab's Fourth Letter to his Wife Continued — At the Great Falls

CHAPTER VIII.
Ab's Fifth Letter to his Wife.—Whiteweshin' a Nigger

CHAPTER IX.
Ab's Fifth Letter to his Wife Continued. "Miss Kitties," and Rapids

CHAPTER X.
An Old Battlefield

CHAPTER XI.
An Indian Village

CHAPTER XII.
Ab's Sixth Letter to his Wife.—Lost and Left

CHAPTER XIII.
Ab's Seventh Letter to his Wife.—Yankee Lads and Lasses

CHAPTER XIV.
Ab's Seventh Letter Continued.—"Uncle George" and Decoration Day

CHAPTER XV.
Ab's Eighth and Last Letter to his Wife.—The Quaker City

CHAPTER XVI.
Ab's Eighth Letter Continued.—In the Adirondack Region

CHAPTER XVII.
And Conclusion of First Trip.—Homeward Bound

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SECOND TRIP, 1884.

CHAPTER I.
A Lively Time on the Atlantic

CHAPTER II.
New York

CHAPTER III.
American Progress

CHAPTER IV.
American Feeling towards England

CHAPTER V.
A Human Cattle Market—A Whit-Monday on the Hudson.

CHAPTER VI.
American Hospitality

CHAPTER VII.
International Holiday—A Cure for Bad Trade

CHAPTER VIII.
On the Trail of the War Path

CHAPTER IX.
"Cooling Off."—Arrested as Dynamitards

CHAPTER X.
The Garden of America

CHAPTER XI.
How Englishmen have Risen in America

CHAPTER XII.
Concluding Notes

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ILLUSTRATIONS

Inman Line's City of Berlin.

Metropolitan Hotel, New York.

A fashionable promenade on Fifth
    Avenue (1872).

New York elevated railroad near
    Grand Central Station (1889).

Green-Wood Cemetery.

The Inexhaustible Cow

Hudson River steamer Albany (ca. 1900).

State Street, Albany (ca. 1900).

Harmony Mill No. 3, Cohoes.

Discomforts of 19th Century U.S. rail
    travel.

State Street, Rochester (ca. 1900).

Steel suspension bridge at Niagara Falls.

Niagara: American and Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara two-tier suspension bridge.

Queen's Hotel, Toronto.

Lake steamer Corsican.

Steamer Corinthian on Lachine Rapids.

The Montmorency Falls, Quebec.

The Fort William Henry Hotel.

The Liberty Bell.

View from Lemon Hill Observatory,
     Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.

The Ausable Chasm.

U.S. Army transport Meade.

In the steerage.

Immigrants at Castle Garden.

Ida Lewis, lighthouse keeper.

Inman Line's City of Montreal.


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