A New System of Modern Geography, Or, A View of the Present State of the World: With an Appendix, Containing Statistical Tables of the Population, Commerce, Revenue, Expenditure, Debt, and Various Institutions of the United States, and General Views of Europe and the World
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A New System of Modern Geography: Or a View of the Present State of the World
Sidney Edwards Morse
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Page 154 - Beginning on the river Mississippi, at the point where the southern boundary line of the State of Tennessee strikes the same ; thence east along the said boundary line to the Tennessee River ; thence up the same to the mouth...
Page 167 - The legislative power of the state shall be vested in a General Assembly consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives, but the people reserve to themselves the power to propose to the General Assembly laws and amendments to the constitution, and to adopt or reject the same at the polls on a referendum vote as hereinafter provided.
Page 184 - Wabash river, thence up the same, and with the line of Indiana, to the north-west corner of said State, thence east with the line of the same State, to the middle of Lake Michigan; thence north along the middle of said lake, to north latitude forty-two degrees and thirty minutes; thence west to the middle of the Mississippi river, and thence down along the middle of that river to its confluence with the Ohio river...
Page 95 - The judicial power of the State shall be vested in a Supreme Court of Errors, a Superior Court, and such inferior courts as the General Assembly shall, from time to time, ordain and establish; the powers and jurisdiction of which courts shall be defined by law.
Page 153 - Congress admitting Alabama into the Union, two townships of land were granted to the state, for the support of a college ; and one section, or thirty-sixth part, of every township, was given for the support of schools. Five per cent, of the...
Page 503 - Singapore is an island about twenty-seven miles long by fourteen wide, with an area of 206 square miles, situated at the southern extremity of the Malay Peninsula, from which it is separated by a narrow strait about three-quarters of a mile in width. There are a number of small islands adjacent to it, which form part of the settlement.
Page 590 - Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, Mississippi, Illinois, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas, and Michigan— send you this letter of peace and friendship, signed by my own hand.
Page 184 - Beginning at the mouth of the Wabash river ; thence up the same, and with the line of Indiana, to the north- west corner of said State ; thence east, with the line of the same State, to the middle of lake Michigan ; thence north, along the middle of said lake, to north latitude...
Page 306 - The ministers of several contiguous parishes constitute what is called a presbytery, which has cognizance of the conduct of the clergy, and of all ecclesiastical matters within its bounds. Synods form the next gradation in the scale of ecclesiastical judicature.
Page 10 - The light of the moon, condensed by the best mirrors, produces no sensible effect upon the thermometer. Our earth, in the course of a month, shows the same phases to the Lunarians as the moon does to us ; the earth is at the full at the time of the new moon, and at the new at the time of the full moon.