A Yankee in Canada

  By Henry David Thoreau - 1850 - an annotated edition

Cape Diamond
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Henry David Thoreau traveled to Canada from September 25 to October 2, 1850. His account was first published serially in 1853, in Putnam's Monthly, as "An Excursion to Canada", then in book form in 1866, in  A Yankee in Canada, with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers.

I got home this Thursday evening, having spent just one week in Canada and travelled eleven hundred miles. The whole expense of this journey, including two guidebooks and a map, which cost one dollar twelve and a half cents, was twelve dollars seventy five cents."

  Illustration above: Cape Diamond, part of the city of Quebec