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Page 152 found in Chapter twelve in Volume one of Marryat's A Diary in America. It is here that Marryat describes the captain of the packet boat as one who was, in his own opinion, no small affair; he puffed and swelled until he looked larger than…

Title page of Volume One of Marryat's Diary in America. Included in this 321 page volume is Marryat's description of his journey to Oswego along the Erie Canal aboard a packet boat.