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and not before. You know very well that I should not
have left you behind me, if I had money to have took
you with me. It was sore against me to do it. But I do
not repent of coming, for you know that there was
nothing but poverty before me, and to see you and the
dear children want was what I could not bear. I would
rather cross the Atlantic ten times than hear my
children cry for victuals once. Now, my dear, if you
can get the Parish to pay for your passage, come
directly; for I have not a doubt in my mind I shall
be able to keep you in credit. You will find a few
inconveniences in crossing the Atlantic, but it will
not be long, and when that is over, all is over, for
I know that you will like America.
America is not like England, for here no man
thinks himself your superior. There is no improper
or disgusting equality, for Character has its weight
and influence, and the man which is really your
superior does not plume himself on being so. An
American, however low his station, never feels
himself abashed when entering th...
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2011 for the course ENG 1502 taught by Professor Penfield during the Fall '10 term at Emory.
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