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Society of Natchez-New-England adventurers, Their pros-
pects—The Yankee sisterhood—Southern bachelors—Southern
society-Woman-Her past and present condition—Single combats
- Fireside pleasures unknown-A change-Town and country,
A Sabbath morning in Natchez-A ramble to the bluff-Louisi-
ana forests—Natchez under the Hill-Slaves—Holidays—Negroes.
going to church-Negro street coteries-Market day—City hotel
-Description of the landing-Rail-way-A rendezvous-Neylec-
Reminiscences--An aged pastor-Streets of Natchez on the Sab-
bath-Interior of a church-Church music-Pulpit oratory-A
New England scene-Peculiar state of society, Wealthy ministers
-Clerical planters—Health of Mississippi—Episcopalian church-
Catholics—The French language-Catholic education Methodists
-An alarm bell and slaves.
Catholic burying-ground-Evening in a grave yard-Sounils of a
busy city-Night-Disturbers of the dead-Dishumation of human
remains-Mourning cards—A funeral— Various modes of riding~
Yankee Horsemanship-Mississippian horsemen-Pacers--A plan-
tation road-Residence—The grave-Slaves weeping for their
master !-New cemetery.
National diversities of character-Diversities of language-Pro-
vincialisms—A plantation and negroes-Natchez bar—A youthful
judge-Physicians-Clergymen-Merchants, &c. &c-A southern
mania—“ Washing”— Tobacco— Value of cotton planting and sta-
way to wealth."
An excursion--A planter's gallery-Neglect of grounds— Taste
and economy-Mississippi forests—The St. Catharine--Cotton
fields-Worm fences—Hedges—The pride of China—The magno-
lia tree and flower-Plantation roads-White cliffs-General view
of a plantation
Horticulture-Chateaubriand—A Mississippi garden and plants-
A novel scene—Sick slaves—Care of masters for their sick-Sham-
ming—inertness of negroes—Burial of slaves-Negro mothers—A
nursery-Negro village on the Sabbath-Religious privileges of
slaves—Marri.iges-Negro "passes”—The advantages of this re-
gulation-Anecdote of a runaway.
Preparations for a deer hunt-A sailor, a planter, and an author
-A deer driver—"Stands” for deer—The hunting ground— The
hunt-Ellis's cliff-Silver mine-An hypothesis—Alluvial forma-
tion of the lower valley of the Mississippi-Geological descriptions
of the south-west.
Geography of Mississippi-Ridges and bottoms— The Mississip-
pi at its eflux-Pine and table lands—General features of the
state-Bayous-Back-water of rivers--Springs-St. Catharine's
harp-Bankston springs-Mineral waters of this state-Petrifac-
tions-Quartz crystals—"Thunderbolts”-Rivers—The Yazoo and
- Port Gibson-Raymond-Clinton-Southern villages, Vick-
bury-Yeomen of Mississippi—Jackson-Vernon-Satartia-Ben-
ton- Amsterdam-Brandon and other towns-Monticello-Man-
-Pinckneyville-White Apple village.
Coloured population of the south-Mississippi saddle and horse
caparisons-Ride through the city-Chain gang-Lynch law,
Want of a penitentiary-Difficulties in consequence-Summary
justice-Boating on the Mississippi-Chain gang and the runaway
-Suburbs-Orphan asylum-A past era.
Slave mart-Scene within-File of negroes—“Trader”-Negro
feelings-George and his purchaser-George's old and new wife-
Female slaves—The intellect of the negro-A theory-An elderly
laly and her slaves-Views of slaves upon their condition—Sepa-
ration of kindred among slaves.
Towns of Mississippi-Naming estates—The influence of towns
on the social relations of the planters-Southern refinement-Col-
leges-Oakland-Clinton-Jefferson-mistory of the latter-Col-
legiate system of instruction-Primary departments—Quadrennial
Indian mounds—Their origin and object-Tumuli near Natchez
-Skulls and other remains- Visit to the fortifications or mounds
at Seltzertown-Appearance and description of the mounds-Their
age-Reflections-History of the Natchez.
Slavery in the south-west-Southern feelings—Increase of slaves
– Virginia-Mode of buying slaves, and slave-traders— Mode of
transportation by sea- Arrival at the mart, Mode of life in the
market~ Transportation by land-Privileges of slaves-Conduct of
planters toward their negroes-Anecdotes-Negro traders—Their
Slaves—Classes-Anecdotes—Negro instruction-Police-Nat- chez fencibles-Habitual awe of the negro for the white man-Il- lustrations-Religious slaves—Negro preaching-General view of slavery and emancipation-Conclusion.