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FROM NIAGARA TO THE MISSISSIPPI.
Railway Beds-Railway Luggage—Detroit-Grand Haven-Milwaukee
-American Cities-American Laborers-Frontier Men-Soldiers at
Milwaukee Settlement of New Lands—The Frontier Man.............. 111
THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI.
Soldiers from Minnesota-Boats on the Mississippi-The Upper Missis-
sippi-St. Paul-St. Anthony-Wood-cutters on the Mississippi ....... 129
English Vegetables—Price of Corn-Breadstuffs at Buffalo-Chicago-
An Illinois Prairie-American Patriotism-Chicago-Cleveland
Buffalo-Grain Elevators .
BUFFALO TO NEW YORK.
Trenton Falls—West Point
New York-American Physiognomy-Omnibuses-American Women
-American Men-Institutions of New York New York Schools-
New York—The Central Park-Railways......
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
Constitutions of different States—The Constitution of New York-The
Legislature of New York—The Executive-Absence of Responsibility
-State Legislatures .....
Connecticut — Mr. Emerson - American Lectures Mr. Everett-Mr.
Wendell Phillips-Lexington and Concord–The Boston Library,
Social Life in Boston—Anger against England-Mason and Slidell
CAMBRIDGE AND LOWELL,
THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN.
Rights of Women-Mrs. Dall-Women's Work-Condition of Women
--Political Rights of Women...........
EDUCATION AND RELIGION.
American Insolence-Cost of Education Education Educational En-
Schools in Boston-Sale of Books in Railway Cars- Intel-
ligence of the People--Religion........
FROM BOSTON TO WASHINGTON.
Mr. Buchanan - The Crittenden Compromise — What Mr. Lincoln
should have done-Slidell and Mason--Probability of War with En-
gland-Philadelphia-Crossing the Susquehanna-Maryland-Balti-
Washington—The Capitol-Pennsylvania Avenue-The Post-Office-
The Patent Office-President's Square-The Washington Obelisk-
Arlington Heights General Washington-Mount Vernon-Alexan-
dria-Members of the Cabinet—Society in Washington.
The House of Representatives—The Senate Messrs. Slidell and Mason
-Captain Wilkes-Mr. Charles Sumner-International law- The
Senate—The President's Ministers-Congress and the Army........... 324
THE CAUSES OF THE WAR.
Causes of the War-Abolition.....
WASHINGTON TO ST. LOUIS.
Leaving Washington-Profit made on the purchase of Ships—The Cap-
ital of Pennsylvania–Railway Accident-Pittsburg-Cincinnati-
Kentucky-Lexington-Kentucky Slaves—Daniel Boone--River dif-
St. Louis—The War-Political dishonesty-Martial Law-Benton Bar.
racks-- The Army at Rolla—The Men of the West....
CAIRO AND CAMP WOOD,
Cairo-The Gun-boats-Mortar-boats—The banks of the Ohio-Leav-
ing Cairo-Kentucky-Our journey to Camp Wood-American Court-
esy-The Green River—Camp Wood-German Abolitionists.......... 396
THE ARMY OF THE NORTH.
Pay of the Soldiers-Causes for Enlistment-Military Passes—The
Army of the Potomac-Virginian Farmers—Health of the Army-
State of the Army-Cost of the Army-Absence of Military Disci-
pline-General qualities of American Soldiers-Courage of the Amer-
ican Soldiers—The Van Wyck Report-Army and Navy Contracts... 415
BACK TO BOSTON.
Effect of American Railroads--Loafing-Nature of Political Opinion in
the States--Baltimore-State of Opinion in Maryland-Dirt-Mr.
Seward-Successes of the Northern Army–Northern Ambition The
probable Fate of the South-Return to Boston-What Boston has
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
The Articles of Confederation-The Constitution—The Senate--Repre-
sentation-Political corruption-Exclusion of Ministers from Con-
gress—Taxation-Suspension of the privilege of the Writ of Habeas
Corpus-Election of the President-Miscellaneous Articles of the Con-
stitution-Success of the Constitution-Amendments necessary-Mode
of choosing a President Instructions to Senators
Absence of Foreign Relations—Power of the President-
dent's Ministers-English and American Ministers-Position of the
President's Ministers-Committees of the Two Houses-Executive
Powers of the Senate Great Men needed for the Government....... 495
THE LAW COURTS AND LAWYERS OF THE UNITED STATES.
As to the purity of the Bench-Legal Proceedings in the United States
-Position of Lawyers in the States Distinct Position of Federal and
State Tribunals-Jurisdiction of the National Courts—The Supreme
Court at Washington--Appointment of the States Judges-Low Con-
dition of the Bench...
THE FINANCIAL POSITION.
Objects for which the Money has been_Spent-Will the United States
Pay?-The Excise Duties–Direct Taxation-Amount of the Debt
- Immediate Pressure-Can the Burden be borne ?............... 520
Deficiencies in the Post-Office System-Amount of Correspondence-
Post-Office difficulties-Post-Office Revenue-The Franking Privilege
-Rotation of Office-Use of Patronage-Post-Office Mileage-Post-