The Opening of the Erie Canal
Marryat, Capt. Frederick. A Diary in America, with Remarks on its Institutions. In Three Volumes. Volume 1. London: Printed for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1838. Captain Marryat, English sailor and novelist, visited the United States with a view to investigate and judge the American people more fairly than had been done in the past. He writes a colorful and detailed description of his journey to Oswego in a packet boat along the Erie Canal.