By Claude August Crommelin
No longer lengthy after the top of the yank Civil conflict, a filthy rich younger Dutchman via the identify of Claude August Crommelin launched into a travel of the younger kingdom, traveling New England, the center Atlantic States, the higher Mississippi Valley, and the war-ravaged South. His relations connections allowed him to satisfy very important humans, and his pursuits in undefined, politics, and public associations led him to watch what others will possibly not have spotted. His meticulously saved magazine finds an inquisitive visitor with a prepared eye for element and a genial writing sort. to be had in English for the 1st time, Crommelin’s e-book offers an illuminating outsider's account of the us at a pivotal element in its heritage.
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After nine or ten years, when they have almost completely rotted away, they are finally cleared away. 19 In Detroit the ferry brings us across the St. Clair River and from there per Michigan Central in the most beautiful sleeping car, Pullman’s Atlantic, to Chicago. 20 3 From Chicago through Illinois and Northward to Minnesota May–June 1866 Tuesday 29 May 1866 Toured Chicago in a nice buggy with one of the clerks of the Illinois Central. Stockyards (cattle market) enormous, clean, and well-Â�equipped, but dirt and dung everywhere on the streets.
The last but one never had possession of the house, which had been owned by the Grevilles since the days of James II. They got the title too when the Rich family died out in 1759. Moreover they are also earls Brooke. It is most curious to see how such a collection of curiosities and valuables has been brought together by the several families, all after the fashions and tastes of the times and the owners. The monetary value of all these things together is impossible to express in present-Â�day money.
35 in 39th Street. Assisted at the opening of the day and I had to give another speech and after that walked with him through all classrooms. Ventilation is perfect everywhere, with fresh air being supplied at ground level and the exhaust by high chimneys only, without gas. Classes of fifty children, 16 classrooms each for one grade only. The same system of rotation, as seen earlier, with one class a whole week in the reception room under the eye of the principal. Female teachers until age 13 or 14, male teachers after that.
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