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ENGLAND, RUSSIA, DENMARK, FRANCE, SPAIN, ITALY, MALTA,
REV. JOHN OVEETON CHOULES, D. D.,
AUTHOR OF THK u HISTORY OF MISSIONS," u YOUNG AMERICANS ABROAD," ETC.
GOULD AN 13 LINCOLN.
EVANS AND DICKERSON.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1854, by
GOULD & LINCOLN,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts
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NEW ENGLAND TYPE J ND STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY,
Printed by Geo. C. Rand, No. 3 Cornhill.
GEORGE PEABODY, ESQ.,
HONORED AND PATRIOTIC REPRESENTATIVE OF AMERICAN PRINCIPLES
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BY HIS OBLIGED FRIEND,
J. O. CHOULES,
I Had the opportunity afforded me, by an indulgent congregation, to spend the summer of 1851 in Europe; and, on my return, I published a small volume (on which I was aided by three young friends and pupils, who were the companions of my tour), entitled "Young Americans Abroad, or Vacation in Europe." This had a favorable reception by the public, and has passed into a fourth edition and been reprinted in London. I had no idea that I should again revisit the Old World; or, at least, supposed that many years would elapse ere such a gratification could be enjoyed.
LaSt February my valued friend, Mr. Vanderbilt, informed me that he proposed in May to take his family on a voyage to the principal seaports of Europe, in a steam
yacht then building for that purpose; and he most kindly