By Ebenezer Davies
First released in 1849, American Scenes and Christian Slavery is an outline, in epistolary layout, of yankee existence, nature, tradition, and its slave exchange throughout the 19th century, as saw by means of a British abolitionist, Ebenezer Davies, in the course of his travels during the usa. Davies were the minister of challenge Chapel, New Amsterdam, and during this selection of letters, he bargains worthy 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 comparable letters that have been released within the Patriot journal prepared the ground for the coaching 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 reports of nineteenth-century the USA.
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On the 2nd of February there was an advertisement in the papers, in which his friends offered a reward • for the recovery of the body. Where was the corporation, or some one of the municipalities ? for the papers make a continual reference to first, second, and third municipalities. Was there no public body, either civil or humane, to come forward on such an occasion? Had " Jack Jones" gone to the war, and butchered a score or two of harmless Mexicans, he would have been loaded with honours; but he saved a human being, close to the metropolis of the South, and his body was left to perish like that of a dog—for aught the citizens cared.
The parable of the tares was also cited, as illustrating the same position. " Imagine (said he) all the people of God removed from the face of the earth—no heart to love Him—no tongue to praise Him,—there would be no reason why the earth should be continued in existence another moment. In the light of this subject, see how great a privilege it is to have pious relatives. " Life" also was, in the third place, a part of the inheritance of the child of God, 32 THE CHRISTIAN'S TREASURE. because during it he makes a provision for eternity.
The universal observance of the same day was of great importance. It guarded against neglect. It told upon the ungodly, as was shown by an eloquent induction of circumstances,—the shops closed—the sound of the churchgoing bell—the throngs of decent worshippers going to and fro, &c. Young men in great cities (it was observed) were in great danger, chiefly from example. They met with those who were older in sin than themselves—who prided themselves on knowing where the best oysters were sold, the cheapest horses to be hired, or the cheapest boats to be engaged for the Sunday's excursion.