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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1835.
...” By HAR PER & Brothers,
In the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New-York

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LETTERS FROM THE SOUTH.

LETTER I.

DEAR FRANK,
IN order to lay a solid foundation for my travels,
I ought first to tell how this new world was made;
and, secondly, how it was peopled; since, if it had
never been made or peopled, it would not be worth
writing about. There are two ways of making a
world, lately invented by the geologists—one by
fire, the other by water. I mention these to show
you it is no difficult matter; and you may take your
choice of either, as people choose whether they
will have their mutton roasted or boiled.
But, though it was easy enough for the philoso-
phers to tell how America was made, the peopling
of it was not quite so trifling a job, and cost them
more labour than all the rest of the earth put
together. The old world, it seems, was hugely
surprised, at finding this thumping bantling, as it
were, thus laid at its door; and the philosophers,
like faithful parish officers, set to work to ferret out
the father. In this pilgrimage, they fared pretty
much like the lad in the French novel, who, in a

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