Title: A family flight around home
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Authors: Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909 Hale, Susan, 1833-1910, joint author
Subjects: New England — Description and travel United States — History
Publisher: Boston, D. Lothrop and company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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the people of the Eastern States. He went throughConnecticut, passed a few days at Boston, rode thence to NewHampshire, and came back by another route from that by whichhe went. Everywhere he was received with a great show of Fed-eral spirit. Bonfires were lighted, triumphal arches put up, feastsmade ready, and odes written in his honor. The President re-turned to New York later in the fall, most favorably impressedwith the state of feeling in New England. 2!t8 A FAMILY FLIGHT AROUND HOME. At the time of Washingtons tour, two stages and twelve horses-sufficed to carry all the travellers and goods passing between NewYork and Boston. These conveyances were old and shaky, thebeasts were ill-fed and worn to skeletons. On summer-days thestages usually made forty miles, but in winter, when the snowwas deep, and the darkness came on early in the afternoon, rarelymore than twenty-five. In the hot months the traveller was op-pressed by heat and half choked with dust, while in cold weather is.
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•<W vva.siiin(;ton on his tour. he could scarcely keep from freezing. One pair of horses usuallydragged the stage some eighteen miles, when fresh ones were putin, and if no accident occurred, the traveller was put down at theinn about ten at night. Cramped and weary, he ate a frugalsupper and betook himself to bed, to be called at three the next WASHINGTONS INAUGURATION. 299 morning, then to rise, and make ready, by the light of a horn-lantern^ or a farthing candle for another ride of eighteen hours. John Adams, the first Vice-President, had been one of the fore-most of the patriots from the outbreak of the Revolution. He assistedin the framing of the Declaration of Independence, and was oneof the ambassadors to make the treaty with France at the closeof the Revolution; and in 1785 was sent as American minister toEngland, a difficult position for which he was well-fitted by nature and experience. He became the second President of the United States afterWashington, who served two
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