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Dietary for emigrants to the East Indies; a guide to other emigrants. Pre-
pare for a sixty days' passage. An account of an emigrant's actual expenses
in the second cabin of the packet ship Garrick. Plan for a provision chest.
Sleeping arrangements. Size of berth. The kind of bedding necessary. Bag
for dirty clothing. Clothing for use at sea. A sea-chest for clothing. How
to pack clothes which are not to be used at sea. How to stow luggage on
board ship. Comb, towels, soap, looking-glass, &c.
of clothing for use in America should not be taken.
made clothing, piece goods and the like in the United States. Emigrants
should take as little luggage as possible. What they should not take.
How the emigrant may transfer his spare funds to the United States and
The last steps in getting ready for sea. Sea-sickness. Its disagreeableness. The
emigrant regrets his embarking. A few words of encouragement. Sea-sickness
not a dangerous malady. Sometimes cures other complaints. Soda-water and
cider dangerous to be used. No remedy for sea-sickness, except time and
patience. Passengers' fears in stormy weather. Never be alarmed until the
captain is. A ship the safest conveyance in the world. Price of insuring a
ship. Thickness of a ship's sides. A ship's strength. A case in illustra-
tion of this. A ship cannot upset. Running against other vessels in the
night, and against ice. Home-sickness. Encouragement at such a time.
Extract from the Circular of the Irish Emigrant Society. The western world
a history of emigration. Columbus an emigrant. The Pilgrims of Plymouth
emigrants. The country all first settled by emigrants. Sketch of the life
Account of a settlement of emi-
of John Jacob Astor. Of Stephen Girard.
Mode of cooking at sea. How to form convenient messes. Hiring the ship's cook.
Cleanliness. How to secure it. Beds and bedding should be aired. The quar-
ter-deck a privileged place. Respect to be paid by the passengers to the captain
and mates. Never ask the captain about the latitude and longitude, &c. Never
speak to the man at the helm. Emigrants will do well to help work ship. The
health of passengers at sea. What to do if sick. Children suffer from loose-
ness of bowels. How to cure it. The ship's medicine chest. Accidents at sea.
The captains generally quite good surgeons. Cases in illustration. Children
often born at sea. Hints to females expecting such an event. Medical men fre-
Look out for sharpers among the passengers, Money often stolen at sea. Form
by sailors the Portuguese man-of-war. Whales, porpoises, and grampuses. The
American sky in summer and autumn. A beautiful evening at sea. Speaking
a vessel at sea. Divine service on board ship. Hints to preachers. The captain
on his arrival in port will have to report each passenger and his luggage. How
to make out the list of what he must report. The United States Custom-House
laws against smuggling. Passengers should wash clothes before arrival. Throw
overboard old clothes and bedding. Anchor at Quarantine. Visit of the health
WHAT SHALL I DO ON ARRIVAL? Sharpers met with the moment the shore is
reached. Mechanics, day-laborers, and others warned of them. An example
in point. Ignorance of newly-arrived emigrants as to the best places to get
work. Example in the case of a plumber. Another in the case of a silk-
Dishonest steamboat, canal, and forwarding agents. Their modes
Advice to Farmers, in regard to buying lands, farms, etc. etc.
The rich farmer. The farmer of moderate means. The very poor farmer.
Advice to each class of farmers. Description of land in the "southern tier"
of counties in the State of New-York. Description of land in the extreme
northern counties of the State of New-York. Description of land in the State
of Maine. The buyer of land must rely principally upon his own judgment.
Splendid farms to be found in the central and western parts of the State of
New-York. Special advice to the poorer class of emigrants, which they will
do well to keep in mind when buying land. Pay no attention to advertise
ments and handbills. Extract from "Chambers's Information for the Poople."
Difficulty of directing the emigrant in search of land. Emigrant societies are
capable of helping him in this matter. The mountain lands of the State of
Pennsylvania. Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa, the most desirable places for
farmers of small means. Description of the soil in that section of the United
States. Advantages and disadvantages. Prices of land in these places. The
principal disadvantage of the western country-namely, its bilious complaints.
WHAT SHALL I do on arrival?-continued. Clearing wild land. Advice to
day-laborers. Where they can get employment. How they can get it. Pros-
pects better for them. Georgia railroad. Opinion of the Irish Emigrant Soci-
ety on this point. Emigrants should get advice on landing. Do not stay in
the city of arrival more than two or three days. The cities crowded with
day-laborers. Push west, where labor is wanted, and land cheap. Advice to
farm laborers. Scatter into the country. Push your way. Reasons for push-
ing. A case in point of a Shropshire man. An interesting story of an Irish
lad, whose motto was "push." Advice to mechanics. Shipwrights, caulkers,
pump and block makers, etc., etc., etc. How to proceed to the best advan-
tage. Where they can get work. Carpenters, joiners, and cabinet-makers, all
poor trades at the present time. A good plan proposed for some of them,
who have tact. General remarks on this subject. Sewing women. What
they had best do. List of wages in New-York in April, 1844, for all impor-
Lonely feelings on landing. Emigrants bid farewell to each other. Change of
air and diet affects the health and spirits. The heat sometimes painfully oppres-
*sive. The emigrant will soon get used to it. Be careful of diet on first landing.
How to proceed if sick. Choice of medical men. Landing luggage. How to
roceed if the emigrant has goods liable to duty. Directions in the choice of a
lodging-house and the like. Great imposition often practiced. How to guard
against it. Call on Harnden & Co. Ascertain prices of lodging houses before-
hand. Prices at the various hotels, lodging-houses, etc. etc. Storing luggage.
Price of washing. Price of various kinds of provisions. Etc. etc. etc.
THE PRINCIPAL PLACES ON THE NEW-YORK CANALS, AND THEIR DISTANCES
FROM ALBANY, as adopted BY THE CANAL Board. Erie Canal. Cham-
plain Canal. Chenango Canal. Oswego Canal. Cayuga and Seneca Ca-
nal. Chemung Canal. Chemung Canal Feeder.
ROUTE TO NEW-ORLEANS, by the way of Pittsburg and Wheeling. Distance be
tween Pittsburg and New-Orleans, and the Rates of Passage. Deck Passengers. (
Distances on the Upper Mississippi, and Rates of Passage. Distances from New-
York to Montreal, Canada, Tables of Exchange, Coins, &e.-to reduce English