Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a major city in the United States. Philadelphia is important in the history of the founding of the United States.
It is a handsome city, but distractingly regular. After walking about it for an hour or two, I felt that I would have given the world for a crooked street. The collar of my coat appeared to stiffen, and the brim of my hat to expand, beneath its Quakerly influence.
Unlike New York, I like this Philadelphia amazingly, and the people in it. … I saw small steamboats, with their signs up - 'For Wissahickon and Manayunk 25 cents.' Geo. Lippard, in his Legends of Washington and his Generals, has rendered the Wissahickon sacred in my eyes, and I shall make that trip, as well as one to Germantown, soon…