Thursday / December 15, 2005 / Golconda, Illinois

Saturday / December 15, 1838 / Golconda, Illinois

"But we had scarcely landed when we were met with volleys of oaths from every quarter. I turned to one boat to make a few purchases, but heard such awful profaneness within, that I quickly turned away to another. On entering it I had scarcely time to speak to the owner, behind the counter, before I was obliged to hear from his unhallowed lops the same infernal language. I told him the cause of my turning from the other boat, and my regret at being compelled to hear the same from his mouth, and urged him to desist from such a practice."

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