[ Butler Island. January, 1839]
On Friday morning [ December 21, 1838 ] we started from Philadelphia, by railroad, for Baltimore. It is a curious fact enough, that half the routes that are traveled in America are either temporary or unfinished--one reason, among several, for the multitudinous accidents which befall wayfarers. At the very outset of our journey, and within scarce a mile of Philadelphia, we crossed the Schuylkill, over a bridge, one of the principal piers of which
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Publication information: Book title: Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838- 1839. Contributors: Frances Anne Kemble - Author, John A. Scott - Editor. Publisher: Jonathan Cape. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1961. Page number: 12.
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