Excerpt from Trans-Pacific Sketches: A Tour Through the United States and Canada The following pages were written on board the good ship Sobraon, during her last trip from London, to Melbourne; with the sole intention and purpose of relieving the tedium, and breaking the motony, incidental to a long sea-voyage. The writer has been induced to publish them; it having been represented to him, that they may be of service to a large number of people, who select the American route, by which to proceed to the home country. He has aimed at accuracy, and he thinks the facts and figures given, will generally be found correct. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.