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OF

WESTERN TRAVEL

BY

HARRIET MARTINEAU,

AUTHOR OF SOCIETY IN AMERICA, ILLUSTRATIONS

OF POLITICAL ECONOMY,” ETC.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON

SAUNDERS AND OTLEY, CONDUIT-STREET..

1838.

LONDON:
Printed by WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS,

Stamford Street.

PREFACE.

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WHEN I finished my late work on Society in America, I had not the most remote idea of writing any thing more on the subject of the New World. I have since been strongly solicited to communicate more of my personal narrative, and of the lighter characteristics of men, and incidents of travel, than it suited my purpose to give in the other work. It has also been represented to me that, as my published book concerns the Americans at least as much as the English, there is room for another which shall supply to the English what the Americans do not want,-a picture of the aspect of the country, and of its men and manners. There seems no reason why such a picture should not be appended to an inquiry into the theory and practice of their

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