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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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After spending a little time at the Bath, we re-
turned to breakfast. On sitting down to it, I
could not avoid noticing the difference there was
betwixt an American and an English breakfast
table; and I took out my pencil and put down the
different articles that were on the table before me,
which were intended for four persons only. The
articles were as follows:-coffee and tea, with rolls,
and bread and butter, broiled fish, and cutlets,
hung beef, boiled eggs, a small species of lobster,
radishes, and blackberries. The butter brought
upon the table, had a piece of ice placed upon it,
which is a general practice in this country, during
the summer. This keeps the butter as cool and
hard as in winter. Most of this day was spent in
passing our luggage through the custom-house;
and, it is but justice to the revenue officers in
this country to notice, that they are very obliging
in their behaviour; and, being allowed handsome
salaries, they are not in the practice of taking
fees or bribes.

8th Month, 1st.

Being invited by F. T.

I ac-
companied him to his country-house, about two
miles above New-York, on the East River, where
I spent the evening and slept. Being in the heat
of summer, and near the tide waters, I was con-
siderably annoyed with musquitoes. I returned
with F. T. to New-York the next morning, and,