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The wind was quite severe so that the captain himself had to serve the coffee. Tuesday, July 24. The storm continued. In the forenoon, after much cruising, we came to the narrowest passage between Dover and Calais, but could not get any further because of the strong head wind, the sea, the storm, and the tide. Wednesday, July 25. The storm grew, and the waves rolled and rushed in upon us majestically. Many were sick, but many were driven to humility and prayer. The carnal temper of many was, however, The Pioneers, 1840-1864 49 unfortunately unchanged and unbroken.
In the future, with more experience and facts at my disposal, I shall probably discourse more fully on these subjects. Liberty is still stronger in my affections than the bright silver dollar that bears her image. I do not agree with Hauswolff that in order to appreciate the blessings of a monarchy, one must live in a democracy. , 50-51. Pine Lake, Wisconsin, 25 January 1842 . . I admit that I am no friend of the big city of New York. The shopkeeper's spirit is too prevalent, but to judge the American national character from that is incorrect.
If somebody needs water, all he has to do is have his cup in his hand, sit down, and turn the spigot, and the freshest water you ever could wish for comes out without any pumping. In many places I have even seen the spigot left open and the water running out steadily. There are even two places in the city where they have the same contraption, only on a larger scale, so that just by turning a little screw I can open a vein in the earth and water shoots right up into the air twenty to twenty-four feet high.
Letters From The Promised Land: Swedes in America, 1840-1914 by H. Arnold Barton