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By Ebenezer Davies

First released in 1849, American Scenes and Christian Slavery is an outline, in epistolary layout, of yank existence, nature, tradition, and its slave alternate through the 19th century, as saw by means of a British abolitionist, Ebenezer Davies, in the course of his travels throughout the usa. Davies were the minister of undertaking Chapel, New Amsterdam, and during this selection of letters, he deals invaluable modern views at the humans and the manners of the US as they seemed to him in the course of a trip of over 4 thousand miles. A beneficial reception of some related letters that have been released within the Patriot journal cleared the path for the guidance of this ebook. The book's 37 chapters checklist the author's impressions of Ohio, the river Mississippi and the towns of latest Orleans, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Philadelphia, big apple, and Boston. Davies' travelogue is a witty account of an English traveller's studies of nineteenth-century the United States.

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You the PERILOUS PAINTING. 25 Rev. Mr. C , let your gay and wealthy congregation be edified with a solemn and impressive sermon on Is. lviii. 6: ' Is not this the fast that I have chosen ? ' And you, the Rev. Mr. H , let your hearers have a full and faithful exposition of that law which is c fulfilled in one word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself/ " In the afternoon of the same day, as I walked along one of the principal streets, I saw a flag issue from a fine large public building to invite " ladies and gentlemen" to see "the magnificent picture of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt,"—the canvas containing 2,000 square feet, and 2,000,000 of figures!

C , let your gay and wealthy congregation be edified with a solemn and impressive sermon on Is. lviii. 6: ' Is not this the fast that I have chosen ? ' And you, the Rev. Mr. H , let your hearers have a full and faithful exposition of that law which is c fulfilled in one word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself/ " In the afternoon of the same day, as I walked along one of the principal streets, I saw a flag issue from a fine large public building to invite " ladies and gentlemen" to see "the magnificent picture of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt,"—the canvas containing 2,000 square feet, and 2,000,000 of figures!

The creed it is evident may be evangelical, while there is a woful neglect of the duties of practical piety. 35 LETTER V. First Religious Service in America (continued)—A Collection "taken up" —Rush out—Evening Service—Sketch of the Sermon—Profanation of the Sabbath—The Monthly Concert for Prayer. sermon Dr. S. gave out a hymn, and told the congregation that the" collection for the support of the "beneficiaries" of that church would be "taken up" that morning; adding that, in consequence of this collection not having been made at the usual time (in May last), some of the young men who were preparing for the ministry, and dependent on that congregation for food and clothing, were now in great want.

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