The Western Tourist: Or, Emigrant's Guide Through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, and the Territories of Wisconsin and Iowa: Being an Accurate and Concise Description of Each State, Territory, and County (Google eBook)

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J.H. Colton, 1839 - Illinois - 180 pages
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Page 74 - Montreal river; thence through the middle of the main channel of the said river Montreal to the head waters thereof; thence in a direct line to the center of the channel between Middle and South islands in the Lake of the Desert...
Page 21 - Missouri, it is observed that these " rolling prairies" occupied the higher portions of the country, the descent to the forest bottoms being invariably over steep and stony declivities. The depth and richness of the soil on these lands are almost incredible, and the edges of the bands of forest are consequently a favorite haunt of the emigrant settler and backwoodsman.
Page 74 - Until it intersects the boundary line between the United States and Canada, in Lake Erie ; thence with the said boundary line between the United States and Canada through the Detroit river, Lake Huron, and Lake Superior, to a point where the said line last touches Lake Superior...
Page 15 - ... has it given way that during the whole distance the water is very deep even at the edges, and for the first three miles there is not a spot except one of a few yards, in which a man could stand between the water and the towering perpendicular of the mountain : the...
Page 78 - The constitution, voted by the representatives of the nation in 1833, establishes three authorities in the State the legislative, the executive, and the judicial.
Page 78 - ... court, register's court, and a court of quarter sessions of the peace, for each county; in justices of the peace, and in such other courts as the legislature may, from time to time establish.
Page 74 - Miami river of the lake, then and in that case, with the assent of the Congress of the United States, the northern boundary of this State shall be established by, and extend to, a direct line running from the southern extremity of Lake Michigan to the most northerly cape of the Miami bay...
Page 149 - SECTIoN 1. The Judicial power of the State shall be vested in a Supreme Court, in Circuit Courts, and in such inferior Courts as the General Assembly may establish.
Page 74 - Michigan; thence through the center of the most usual ship channel of the said bay to the middle of Lake Michigan; thence through the middle of Lake Michigan to the northern boundary of the state of Indiana, as that line was established by the act of congress of the nineteenth of April, eighteen hundred...
Page 15 - ... first three miles there is not a spot, except one of a few yards, in which a man could stand between the water and the towering perpendicular of the mountain ; the convulsion of the passage must have been terrible, since at its outlet there are vast columns of rock torn from the mountain which are strewed on both sides of the river, the trophies, as it were, of the victory.

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