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Text for Page 057 [03-02-1851]

              Canal, up Broadway, passing Saint Thomas� Church with the blackened walls
there standing, and smoke and smother within.     At length out on the ave-
nue. �Hi-hi!  G�lang!  What y�r about now. Y�r can�t do northen.
Go In Lemmons!  G�lang now, by Thunder!  Whoop! Go In or
break a leg!�     More buggys, and traps of all sorts, hurry skurry, many
we pass, some few pass up.    Two mules in a jiffy.   Arrive at a little Hotel
divers vehicles of marvellous lightness of build in shed-yard adjacent, and their
masters imbibing within or lounging without, gazing on the road, and criticising
the vehicles spinning past.   A �whiskey-skin� a cigar and off again. �G�lang
now!�  Another six or seven mules,  then strike across into a quieter Avenue.
Cedar trees, grass, now and then a glimpse of the East River, now at
the North.   Through steep country lanes, white houses, and gentlemans man-
sions scattered about, or gemming the road side.    Washington village, and
a bottle of porter in little Dutch tavern, in a parler, by a log-fire, with 
a musical clock, the which Cross insisting on being set going, and the good
tempered Dutch wife complying, it discoursed marvellous music, and divers figures
above whirled round to the imaginary music of two attendant clarionet players.
  Off again. [word crossed out].   Harlem, and leaving our vehicle in charge
of a nigger boy we descended the steps placed adown the steep banks of the 
river, and cross the High Bridge. A fine work, over 100 feet high, for
the conveyance of the Croton River to New York; � to my thinking the variations
in the size of the arches on one side is not in good taste.   A pleasant winding
river, glistening in the sun light, banks covered here and there by close brush
wood, or grassy banks, little white houses peeping out in the distance. On
the other side, a rushing noise of water in one of the towers, where was an Irish
man selling prints of the Bridge.     At the Hotel, and more imbibition and
fumigation.   Then return to buggy and a speedy, and somewhat chilly though
pleasant drive back to Canal.     Dillon Mapother had called on the after               
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