America and the West Indies: Geographically Described

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C. Knight and Company, 1845 - America - 648 pages

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Page 409 - From the northwest angle of Nova Scotia, viz, that angle which is formed by a line drawn due north from the source of St. Croix River to the highlands; along the said highlands which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence from those which fall into the Atlantic Ocean...
Page 429 - Bay; and also all such Territories, Islands, and Countries, which have, since the tenth of February, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-three, been made Part of the Government of Newfoundland, be, and they are hereby, during his Majesty's Pleasure, annexed to, and made Part and Parcel of, the Province of Quebec...
Page 431 - ... proclamation, that we have, in the letters patent under our great seal of Great Britain, by which the said governments are constituted, given express power and direction to our governors of our said colonies respectively, that so soon as the state and circumstances of the said colonies will admit thereof, they shall, with the advice and consent of the members of our council, summon and call general assemblies...
Page 10 - Muir glacier, its measurement and movement, are derived wholly from Professor Wright's notes. Roughly speaking, the Muir glacier may be said to occupy an amphitheatre which has the dimensions of about twenty-five miles from north to south, and thirty miles from east to west. The opening of this amphitheatre at Muir Inlet is toward the south southeast. It is two miles across from the shoulder of one mountain to the other at the outlet. Into the amphitheatre pour nine glaciers, and the sub-branches...
Page 413 - Degrees of Northern Latitude, on the Eastern bank of the River Connecticut...
Page 236 - The Legislature consists of a Senate and House 'of Representatives. The senate is chosen by the counties, and the number chosen by each county depends upon its quota of tax.
Page 213 - Georgia, Vermont, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, Mississippi, Illinois, Alabama, Maine, Missouri, Arkansas, Michigan, Florida, Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin...
Page 511 - Southland there are several large islands, which are separated from it by a strait nearly 120 miles in length, and from a quarter of a mile to a mile wide.
Page 344 - ... are sold to the Indians. A coarse butcher's knife is one skin, a woollen blanket or a fathom of coarse cloth, eight, and a fowling-piece fifteen. The Indians receive their principal outfit of clothing and ammunition on credit in the autumn, to be repaid by their winter hunts; the amount intrusted to each of the hunters varying with their reputations for industry and skill, from twenty to one hundred and fifty skins.
Page 359 - The government lies between 43 20' and 47 5' N. lat., and between 59 50' and 66 30' W. long. It is bounded on the south and east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and on the .west by the Bay of Fundy, the Province of New Brunswick, and Northumberland Strait.

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