ch was then chief among the hotels.
The next morning (28th), he subscribed for a day at the Reading Room.
Leaving Saratoga on the 29th, at four in the morning, they walked to Ballston, where Babcock took the stage for Schenectady, on his way to Utica.
Sumner, now left alone, still persevered, arriving at the Erie Canal, about two o'clock, just at the famous aqueduct over the Mohawk; thence walking on the tow-path, passing Cohoes Falls, numerous locks, and the junction of the Erie and Champlain Canals, and reaching Troy about six P. M., and (still following the canal) Albany about sundown, —making thirty-seven miles on foot during the day. Lodging for the night at the Eagle Tavern, the next morning (30th) he took a view quite early of the State House, a building far inferior to our Massachusetts one, and in my opinion unworthy of so great a State as New York; observing also the great number of spires in the city, and the vast number of canal and steamboats.
At seven A. M. he left b