Narrative of an expedition to the source of St. Peter's river ... &c., performed in ... 1823, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Page 47 - August, at noon, the flag was hoisted on the staff, which bore south 44 25' west of the post, at a distance of 207i feet. A national salute was fired at the time, and a proclamation made by Major Long, that " by virtue of the authority vested in him by the President of the United States...
Page 25 - The buffalo was formerly found throughout the whole territory of the United States, with the exception of that part which lies east of Hudson's River and Lake Champlain, and of narrow strips of coast on the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, that were swampy, and had low thick woods.
Page 230 - Assiniboine; then due south from that point of intersection to the height of land which separates the waters running into Hudson's Bay from those of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers...
Page 235 - Mississippi is crossed by the forty-sixth parallel of north latitude, and running thence to the north point of Lake St. Croix, one of the sources of the St. Croix river; thence to and along the dividing ridge between the waters of Lake Superior and those of the Mississippi, to the sources of the...
Page 26 - In his History, written subsequently to 1684, Hubbard does not enumerate this animal among those of New England. Purchas informs us that in 1613, the adventurers discovered in Virginia, " a slow kinde of cattell as bigge as kine, which were good meate.||" From Lawson we find that great plenty of buffaloes, elks, &c.
Page 197 - The question which appears to us of far greater importance is not where the copper lies, but what shall we do with it if it should be found. We are very doubtful whether any other advantage would result from it, at least for a century to come, than the mere addition in books of science of a new locality of this metal.
Page 134 - ... remarkable, as most of the rocks which we observed in the portages, as we advanced in our journey, were almost free from colouring matter. We frequently found granite, whose mica was of a silvery white, the quartz transparent and colourless, and the felspar resembling the adularia or moonstone. Near the dividing ridge many of the portages were extremely swampy. Although the country is hilly near the summit level, yet the highest ground, between the waters of the Winnepeek and St. Lawrence, is...
Page 42 - The Hudson's Bay Company had a fort here, until the spring of 1823, when observations, made by their own astronomers, led them to suspect that it was south of the boundary line, and they therefore abandoned it, removing all that could be sent down the river with advantage. The Catholic clergyman, who had been supported at this place, was at the same time removed to Fort Douglas ; and a large and neat chapel built by the settlers for their accommodation, is now fast going to decay. The settlement...

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