FRIENDS: I am authorized and instructed by the Government of the Republic, to offer you,individually and by communities, a welcome, a home, and a free homestead, in Hayti. Such of you as are unable to pay your passage will be provided with the means of defraying it.
The great attraction – the queen of the Garden of plants at Paris – - is the giraffe, to whom I paid frequent visits. She is the only survivor of the three which left Africa much about the same time, and inhabits the large round building in the centre of the menagerie called the Rotonde.
It is truly a hideous insect; measuring five inches in length; there is a prospective famine in its aspect, for it can be readily imagined, that countless millions of them would soon turn the smiling landscape into an arid desert.