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Page 154 found in Chapter twelve in Volume one of Marryat's A Diary in America. Plagued by swarms of mosquitoes, the traveler arrives at Syracuse. He comments about the names of American cities: I do detest these old names vamped up. Why do not the…

Page 153 found in Chapter twelve in Volume one of Marryat's A Diary in America. The writer is lamenting the loss of the forest caused by the construction of the Erie Canal. Marryat notes that occasionally some solitary tree is left standing,…