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TALL

VIEWS

SOCIETY AND MANNERS

IN

AMERICA;

IN

A SERIES OF LETTERS FROM THAT COUNTRY

TO A FRIEND IN ENGLAND,

DURING THE YEARS 1818, 1819, AND 1820.

BY AN ENGLISHWOMAN.

But mark the judgment of experienced Time,
Tutor of Nations!

AKENSIDI.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW,

717,3
B4

Printed by A. and R. Spottiswoode,

Printers. Street, London.

TO

CHARLES WILKES, Esq.

OF NEW YORK.

MY DEAB Sir,

ALTHOUGH I am uncertain how far the sentiments contained in this little volume may be in unison with yours, I cannot resist that impulse of the heart which induces me to inscribe its pages to you.

Viewing, as I did, your adopted country with the eyes of a foreigner, I may have been sometimes hasty, and, therefore, mistaken in my judgments. Though I do not apprehend that my inaccuracies can extend to facts of any importance, it is possible that a citizen of America may detect slight errors which the foreign reader cannot be aware of, and which the Author herself could not wholly guard

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