A Picture of New-York in 1846: With a Short Account of Places in Its Vicinity; Designed as a Guide to Citizens and Strangers ...

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Homans & Ellis, 1846 - New York (N.Y.) - 175 pages
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Page 13 - But the first object that met our view in the morning was a most appalling spectacle. A boat loaded with dead bodies, conveying them to the Long Island shore, where they were very slightly covered with sand. I sometimes used to stand to count the number of times the shovel was filled with sand to cover a dead body ; and certain I am, that a few high tides or torrents of rain must have disinterred them.
Page 12 - French fleet, her lion figure-head was taken away to repair another ship ; no appearance of ornament was left, and nothing remained but an old, unsightly, rotten hulk. Her dark and filthy external appearance perfectly corresponded with the death and despair that reigned within, and nothing could be more foreign from truth than to paint her with colors flying, or any circumstance or appendage to please the eye.
Page 105 - Jersey City] on Friday, the 4th of September, at 9 in the morning, and arrive at Albany on Saturday, at 9 in the afternoon. Provisions, good berths, and accommodations are provided. " The charge to each passenger is as follows :
Page 14 - Let our disease be what it would, we were abandoned to our fate. " Now and then an American physician was brought in as a captive, but if he could obtain his parole he left the ship, nor could we much blame him for this. For...
Page 13 - Jersey ; but these were soon so crowded with the sick, that they could receive no more. The consequence was that the diseased and the healthy were mingled together in the main ship. In a short time, we had two hundred or more sick and dying, lodged in the forepart of the lower gundeck, where all the prisoners were confined at night.
Page 156 - From this moment the success of the day was decided in favor of the English. Lord Percy came up with his corps ; and the entire column descended by the village of Bedford from the heights into the plain which lay between the hills and the camp of the Americans. During this time general Grant, in order to amuse the enemy and divert his attention from the events which took place upon the route of Flatland, endeavored to disquiet him upon his right; accordingly, as if he intended to force the defile...
Page 101 - For the use of a hackney coach or carriage, by the hour, with one or more passengers, with the privilege of going from place to place, and stopping as often as may be required, one dollar an hour.
Page 13 - While so many were sick with raging fever, there was a loud cry for water, but none could be had except on the upper deck, and but one allowed to ascend at a time. The suffering then, from the rage of thirst during the night, was very great. Nor was it at all times safe to attempt to go up. Provoked by the continual cry for leave to ascend, when there was already one on deck, the sentry would push them back with his bayonet.
Page 14 - ... was equally affected, and contained pestilence sufficient to desolate a world; disease and death were wrought into her very timbers. At the time I left it is to be presumed a more filthy, contagious and deadly abode for human beings never existed among a Christianized people.

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