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of their poverty--the law making marriage a co-
partnership, and creating a communité de bien

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LETTER XII.

Montreal-situation-Island of Montreal-surround-

ing country-Lake St. Peter's---markets of Mon-
treal well supplied--La Chine-arrival and de-
parture of the North-west canoes—the canoe de-
scribed-the North-West Company—their origin

Canadian voyageurs-Upper Canada trade from

Montreal-bateaúx-Indians of different nations

-remarks on them - - - -

LETTER XIV.

Canadian trade with the United States-statement

of imports from America, by way of St. John's,
in 1806-exports by way of St. John's--balance of
trade against Canada-paid in specie-business of
exchange considered-currency of Canada-go-
vernment bills--treaty with America—advantages
not reciprocal American trade with India-its
effects on the trade of Canada with Britain disad-
vantageous

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LETTER XX.

A sudden change from extreme cold to warm wea-
ther frequent in the middle of winter—its effects

—the VER GLAS-facts to shew the intensity of the
cold-stoves generally used in Canada in winter
—their advantages-experiments on the expan-

sive force of freezing water in bomb-shells—the

effects of frost on water confined in the fissures

of rocks, in the walls of houses, &c.-Canadians

use dogs in drawing light weights - - 299

LETTER XXI.

Conclusion of the Canadian winter-breaking up of

the ice-account of a vessel arriving while the ri-
ver was full of ice-state of the ice in the spring
-vegetation under the snow-return of the fea-
thered tribes—the land not so deeply penetrated
by the frost as might be imagined—the causes

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