There he remained for four months, employed as a clerk. He joined the crew of the American frigate United States, which reached Boston, stopping on the way at one of the Peruvian ports, in October of Once more was a narrative of his experiences to be preserved in 'White Jacket; or, the World in a Man-of-War. Melville married Miss Elizabeth Shaw on August 4, , in Boston, whereupon his nautical wanderings were brought to a conclusion.
Melville resided in New York City until , when they purchased a farmhouse at Pittsfield. Here Melville remained for thirteen years, occupied with his writing, and managing his farm. While at Pittsfield, Mr. Melville was induced to enter the lecture field. From to he filled many engagements in the lyceums, chiefly speaking of his adventures in the South Seas.
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