To Cuba and Back: A Vacation Voyage

To Cuba and Back: A Vacation Voyage

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To Cuba and Back: A Vacation Voyage

To Cuba and Back: A Vacation Voyage

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SATURDAY, the twelfth day of February, 1859, is a dull, dark day in New York, with visitations of snow-squalls, as the United States Mail Steamer Cahawba swings at her pier, at the foot of Robinson-street--a pier crowded with drays and drivers, and a street of mud, snow and ice, and poor habitations. The steamer is to sail at one P. M.; and, by half-past twelve, her decks are full, and the mud and snow of the pier are well trodden by men and horses. Coaches drive down furiously, and nervous passengers put their heads out to see if the steamer is off before her time; and on the decks, and in the gangways, inexperienced passengers run against everybody, and mistake . . .

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