The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 25, July 1921 - April, 1922 Page: 69
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Journal of Lewis Birdsall Harris, 18386-184
the mouth of the Muskingden river also a number of smaller places.
Stopped at Maysville, Ky. a very pretty place indeed. has a very
pretty market lying along the river. Saw some very pretty loca-
tions on the river above and below, some low houses built large
on the ground and surrounded by evergreen trees the handsomest
place I have seen since leaving N. Y. and more taste displayed.
There is also a small village opposite in Ohio. Ripley, Ohio, and
Augusta, Ky. both quite pretty places. So far we had pleasant
weather and smooth travelling but to-day the wind commenced
to blow strongly up the river and snow commenced falling. The
waves raised by the wind got so high that two Steam Boats made
for the Shore. The sight was beautiful as we pushed our way
through the waves below and the snow above. We came in sight
of Cincinnatti or the suburbs about 4 o'clock. I had an excellent
chance to see the city and have been all over it; it is truly a beau-
tiful city. The streets are laid off parallel and at right angles
mostly, and are in very good order generally paved and clean. I
saw no very elegant buildings in the city but some very pleasant
situations. The hotels are built like stores and it is difficult to
find them. A great many Steam Boats were lying at the landing
which slopes gently up, from the water. The steamer Henry Clay
was the largest steam-boat there.
Opposite Cincinnati are two very pretty villages New Port and
Covington both appeared flourishing the Licking river divides
them. There are some beautiful locations on both sides of the
river. Shortly after leaving we saw the Genl Pike coming after
us. She came booming along clothed in a robe of white steam
and looked and moved "like a thing of life,["] We bad another
race, as we had to stop and "wood up" she passed us. We arrived
in Louisville, Ky. in the morning before day. I was surprised to
find so much of a city, large numbers of steam boats at the landing
bound for up and down the river, in the morning it was a busy
sight the street along the river front being thronged with carriages,
cars, drays, men, women, negroes and whites all running hither
and yon each on their own particular business, some carrying
trunks and parcels others loading and unloading freight some
peddling and all presenting a busy scene. The wharf was lined
with Steam Boats. I took a short stroll through the place saw no
very handsome buildings, everything is rather plain and busi-
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