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sore eyes, declined proceeding any further. It was to no purpose that I expostulated with him on the folly of his conduct, and urged that we had not many more miles to travel. The son of Paracelsus was inexorable, and it only remained for me to perform the last office of friendship, which was to tie a bandage over his eyes, and lead him blindfolded to his room; in our way to which, happening to stumble, the Doctor comically enough observed, When the blind leads the blind, they shall both of them fall.

From Trenton I was conveyed over the Delaware in the ferry-boat, with an elderly man, clad in the garb of a Quaker. His looks beamed benignity, and his accents breathed kindness: but, as the great Master of Life observes, there is no art can find the mind's construction in the face.

We had scarce landed on the opposite bank of the river, when a poor cripple in a soldier's jacket, advanced towards the Quaker, holding both his crutches in one hand, and taking half a hat from his head with the other:—Bestow your charity, cried the beggar, on a poor worn-out soldier, who fought for your liberty during a long war, and got wounded by a Hessian at the very place you have just left. Refuse not your charity to an old soldier in distress.

Alas! exclaimed the Quaker, this comes of war. Shame on our nature. Beasts live in concord, men only disagree. Had thou taken the

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Title
Travels of four years and a half in the United States of America; during 1798, 1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802 ...
Contributor Names
Davis, John, 1774-1854.
Created / Published
London, Sold by T. Ostell [etc.] and H. Caritat, New-York, for R. Edwards, Printer, Bristol, 1803.
Subject Headings
-  United States--Description and travel
-  Smith, John,--1580-1631
-  Pocahontas,---1617
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
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454 p. 22 cm.
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E164 .D26
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01024800
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English
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Davis, John. Travels of four years and a half in the United States of America; during , 1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802. [London, Sold by T. Ostell etc. and H. Caritat, New-York, for R. Edwards, Printer, Bristol, 1803] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/01024800/.

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Davis, J. (1803) Travels of four years and a half in the United States of America; during , 1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802. [London, Sold by T. Ostell etc. and H. Caritat, New-York, for R. Edwards, Printer, Bristol] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/01024800/.

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Davis, John. Travels of four years and a half in the United States of America; during , 1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802. [London, Sold by T. Ostell etc. and H. Caritat, New-York, for R. Edwards, Printer, Bristol, 1803] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/01024800/>.

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