Colonial American Travel Narratives - Itinerarium of Dr. Hamilton - New York to Boston Summary & Analysis

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Itinerarium of Dr. Hamilton - New York to Boston Summary and Analysis

Hamilton is impressed by the amount of shipping he sees in New York, a city which he describes as having "a very fine appearance." (p. 206) He finds lodging at an inn called the Cart and Horse, where he finds the usual company of other men gathering to drink and converse in the evenings. Hamilton does not drink as much as the "toapers" he encounters throughout his journey, a word he uses to describe those who drink to excess. Hamilton notes the fine appearance of the largest church in New York and is taken around by some gentlemen of the city to visit people in New York society. He is taken to look at the battery, a fortification at the south end of the city with...

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