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DIARY IN AMERICA,

WITH

REMARKS ON ITS INSTITUTIONS.

Part Second.

BY

CAPT. MARRYAT, C.B.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

Printed by J. L. Cox and Sons, 75, Great Queen Street,

Lincoln's-Inn Fields.

CHAPTER I.

TRAVELLING.

I BELIEVE that the remarks of a traveller in any country not his own, let his work be ever so trifling or badly written, will point out some peculiarity which will have escaped the notice of those who were born and reside in that country, unless they happen to be natives of that portion of it in which the circumstance alluded to was observed. It is a fact that no one knows his own country; from assuetude and, perhaps, from the feelings of regard which we naturally have for our native land, we pass over what nevertheless does not escape the eye of a foreigner. Indeed, from the consciousness that we

VOL. 1.

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