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“I shall never forget the one-fourth serious and three-fourths comical astonishme­nt, with which, on the morning of the third of January eighteenhu­ndred-and-forty-two, I opened the door of, and put my head into, a `state-room' on board the Britannia steam-packet, twelve hundred tons burthen per register, bound for Halifax and Boston, and carrying Her Majesty's mails.” American Notes (1842)

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