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being situated on a high hill, descendiog rapidly al all points. What a scene this for the fancy and pen of a poet! while I have neither leisure nor talents to cxhibit it in simple prose.
The Cumberland mountain leaves you on the bank of Clinch River, a beautiful smooth-flowing stream, about 250 yards wide, navigable its whole length, which is a little less than 200 miles. While crossing Clinch (which you do in a boat) you witness another display of thc rich and beautiful scenery which abounds in this country. Kingston lies before youthe majestic Tennessce shows itself below, having just joined Clinch river, while Campbell's Fort appears at the same time looking down upon the junce tion of these noble streams, from its lofty eminence to the right, decorated with fruit trees and shrubberics, like the guardian genius of the place.
Kingston, the seat of justice for Rowan county, E. Tennessee, is built on that point of land formed by the junction of Holston and clinch rivers. It is a handsome little lown, of about forty houscs; a postoffice and a fine spring are all the objects of notice within it. Having travelled forty-four hours without sleep, we arrived at an inn a few miles west of Knoxpille, at 10 o'clock at night, where, more dead than alive, I threw myself on a bed, without undressing, to await the hour of starting. We arrived at Knoxvillc to breakfast, and my friend of Abington and myself resolved to stop till the next stage, to refresh ourselves with sleep, for the want of which we were al.. most exhausted. I must not forget to mention that we passed Campbell's station a few miles below Knox. ville, and the pleasure I had in seeing and talking with Col. Campbell, who gives name to it and to the Fort mentioned before. I had a message to him from his daughter, Mrs. Col. Wright, of Alabama. The good old man came out to meet me with a smiling countenance. He appeared to be belween sixty and seventy, bale and active, tall and straight as an Indiana Happy should I bave been to have spent some time
Knoxville.--Here our fellow travellers, of Nash. ville, parted from us, the ona who belonged to Knoxvillo laving arrived at the end of his journey-Mr. Major and his friend pursuing their's to the north. I never shall forget the former, particularly an ex. pression of his, on a dispute which took place between the passengers: "Let us bave peace.” He spoke with such persuasive sweetness that harmony was soon restored. I never was more struck by so few words, and from so young a man.
Knoxville in the largest town we have seen since we left Huntsville. It is situated on the Holston riv. er, below iis junction with French broad. It contains four churchen, for no many Jonoininations, a courte house, olican, a prison, iwo printing ollices, a bunk, a college, au academy, and several schools. It has twelve scores and 300 houses, several of which are of brick, besides barracks for 300 men. They have a watch, but the town is not lighted. The college is handsomely codowed by Congress, and is in a Nour. ishing condition. The manicrs of thc citizens are very pleasing, and much more refined than those of Huntsville, though with not half their eclat. The ladics are easy and artleas, very much 10,--and what is highly honorable to the citizens, and what I never mri with bofoorn, tho difforont socis of christians'unico in worship! These must be christians indeed! The land near the town is very poor pine land, though I am told that large bodies of good land lie on tho river.
We put up at Boyd'sma man who in cvery respect deserves the patronage of the public. lle kcops a table spread with plenty and varicty, and what was our bill ? 50 cents per day, including extra charges.
While we rearained in Knoxville (which was three days) I had an opportunity of indulging an inclination
I had long entertained of contemplating human na-
where we put up,
of the mind become relaxed and enfee.
I stepped into the kitchen one morning, to send one of the servants for something I wanted, and this old lady happened to be present. She drew near to me, and looking earnestly in my face, exclaimed," he can't go, he's got bis work to do." This negative of her's proved to me nothing more than her selfish, uncharitable disposition, as there were half a dozen servants then idle in the kitchen. Upon our return to the parlour, I seized the opportunity this circumstance afforded, to prove
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lo her her want of christian charity. I found it easy so convince her, but the impression was momentary, Tha rosult provod what I had ofton hcurl, " that old peoplo are callous to the dutics of a christian."
During our stay at Knoxvillo, a beautiful femalo from the Northern States, accompanied by her hasband and two bemutiful children, passed through tho town. Her husband has an interest in the salt works, already mentioned, near Sparta, he is a man of some wealth, and although a Yankee, had purchased several slaves as he came through Maryland, with a view of making hin fortune at the salt worku. Poor simplo. con ! he will lose his children, and very probably his wise, the first year, and the next he will break; the place being generally fatal to forcigners. This day's stage (I mean the fourth) brings one passenger, and with him we pursuc our journey.
Our new fellow traveller was by far the best company we had had yet; he was all frolic, fun, life and spirits, that never fagged. He was different from our Irishman in this, he never drank a drop of spirits. He was not long in our company, beforc he imparted to us three of his maxims, one was that he never drank," the second, " that he never played cards," and the third, “ that lie never gave or took paper money." All this was well. He, I soon discovered, would keep me from the hypo, so long as we remain. cd together. He had been accustomed to travelling, and that too in a stage: he had never learned to ride on horseback. He was a Yankee, he said, but I do not believe him hardly yet; neither his conversation nor manners had any appearance of the Yankee. If be really was a Yankee, he was the most gentlemanly of the country I bad ever seen. I hinted this to bim.
I hope," said he, “ you would'nt judge us all by the den little Yankee pedlars, that go through the coun. try." He was about twenty-three years of age, well made, his complexion dark, his features handsome, and countenance all expression. He had what is called a " laughing" black eye. He was a merchant from
Demopolis, going on to New York, to purchase
When they first began to clear their vineyard,"
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