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with a few such alterations and omissions as were necessary in a private correspondence; and although the work would derive more credit from the author's own name, than from anything which I can say, yet as she declines prefixing it, I feel much pleasure in making this statement by way of introduction to the public.

WILLIAM H. PRESCOTT.

Boston, December 20, 1842.

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LETTER THE FIRST.

Departure of the “Norma” — Last look of New York Bay

- Fellow passengers — Contrary winds — Deceitful ap-
pearances

- Sun-set in southern latitudes - Seas pas-
sed over by Columbus Varied occupations on ship-
board — Berry Islands Bahama Banks — Evening in a
Tropical Sea - L. E. L.- Pan of Matanzas - Morro
Castle - Bay of Havana - Arrival · Handsome house
in Havana — Sights and sounds,

LETTER THE SECOND.

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Havana aristocracy - Lucia de Lammermoor — La Rossi

and Montresor — Brig of war - Countess de V -
Dinner at H-a’s – Southerly winds — View from the
balcony - Quinta of Count V - San Cristobal
Mass at San Felipe — Erard Harp – Dinner at General
M-o's - A desert at Havana - Queen of Spain's birth-
day - Dinner at the Yntendencia — La Pantanelli-
Theatre of Tacon - Railroad — Cure by lightning -
Shops — Ball at the Countess F-a’s — Last visit -
Souvenirs,

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LETTER THE THIRD.

Departure in the Jason - Spanish Captain and Officers –

Life on board a Man of War - " Balances” – Fishing
Le petit tambour- Cocoa-nuts A Norte – Spanish
proverb — Peak of Orizava — Theory and practice
Norte Chocolatero — Contrary winds Chain of Moun-
tains — Goleta,

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