Excerpt from Transatlantic Sketches, Comprising Visits to the Most Interesting Scenes in North and South America, and the West Indies, Vol. 2 of 2: With Notes on Negro Slavery and Canadian EmigrationDetention in New Orleans. Insalubrity of the Climate. Great Mortality among Irish Labourers. Precautions against Yellow Fever. - Why New Orleans is called the Wet Grave. Sepulchres. - 'gambling. - Popu...
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merce., - Waggon road from the Atlantic to the Pacific. - Duelling in the West ern States. A Monster at large. Contrast between the Eastern and Western States - Rival Undertakers. - A Hearse recommended. Stores of ready-made Coffins. Reasonable Charges. - Bals de Bouquet. - Another Hurricane. - The Texas Territory. - Nature of Inquiries regarding it. - The Boundaries and Area - Americans desirous of possessing it.-americans and Mexicans not on good terms. - Emigration. - Colonel Aus tin's and De Witt's Settlements. - Improper persons introduced into Texas. - Slaves. - Anticipated Conquest. - The Face of the Country. - Mountain Ranges. - Prairies. - Rivers. The Cli mate. Timber. Mines. Productions. Government. Towns. - Concluding remarks on Texas.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.