The History and Geography of the Mississippi Valley: To which is Appended a Condensed Physical Geography of the Atlantic United States, and the Whole American Continent, Volumes 1-2

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E.H. Flint and L.R. Lincoln, 1832 - America
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Page 155 - There were three large apartments, where the different branches of the art were carried on in this floating manufactory. When they had mended all the tin, and vended all that they could sell in one place, they floated on to another. A still more extraordinary manufactory, we were told, was floating down the Ohio, and shortly expected at New Madrid. Aboard this were manufactured axes, scythes.
Page 94 - ... succession the mighty Missouri, the broad Ohio, St. Francis, White* Arkansas, and Red rivers, all of them of great depth, length and volume of water; when he sees this mighty river absorbing them all, and retaining a volume, apparently unchanged, — he begins to estimate rightly the increasing depths of current, that must roll on in Its deep channel to the sea. Carried out of the Balize, and sailing with a good breeze for hours, he sees nothing on either side, but the white and turbid Waters...
Page 154 - You can name no point from the numerous rivers of the Ohio and the Mississippi, from which some of these boats have not come. In one place there are boats loaded with planks, from the pine forests of the southwest of New York. In another quarter there are the Yankee notions of Ohio.
Page 144 - The ambitious and wealthy are there, because in this region opinion is all-powerful; and they are there, either to extend their influence, or that their absence may not be noted, to diminish it.
Page 76 - ... floor, and some in beds. The reptiles spread in -every part of the room, and mounted on every bed. Children were stung in the arms of their parents, and in each other's arms. Imagination dares not dwell on the horrors of such a scene. Most of the family were bitten to death; and those, who escaped, finding the whole cabin occupied by these horrid tenants, hissing, and shaking their rattles, fled from the house by beating off the covering of the roof, and escaping in that direction.
Page 145 - experiences', his toils, and his travels, his persecutions and his welcomes, and how many he has seen in hope, in peace, and triumph gathered to their fathers ; and when he speaks of the short space that remains to him, his only regret is that he can no more proclaim, in the silence of death, the unsearchable riches and mercies of his crucified Redeemer.
Page 335 - ... good roads, and are cultivated and inhabited. The mountains and hills subside, as they approach the Ohio and Mississippi. On the valleys of the small creeks and streams are many pleasant plantations, in situations beautiful, and yet so lonely, that they seem lost among the mountains. These valleys are rich, beyond any of the same description elsewhere in the western country. The alluvions of the great streams of Tennessee and Cumberland differ little from those of the other great streams of the...
Page 251 - ... country above it. There is, probably, no part of the United States where the unoccupied lands have higher claims, from soil, climate, intermixture of prairies and timbered lands, position, and every inducement to population, than the country between the Raft and Kimichie.
Page 157 - It is now refreshing, and it imparts a feeling of energy and power to the beholder, to see the large and beautiful steam boats scudding up the eddies, as though on the wing. When they have run out the eddy, and strike the current, it is a still more noble spectacle. The foam bursts in a sheet quite over the deck. The boat quivers for a moment with the concussion, and then, as though she had collected her energy, and vanquished her enemy, she resumes her stately march, and mounts against the current...
Page 93 - ... character. It is no longer the gentle, placid stream, with smooth shores and clean sandbars; but has a furious and boiling current, a turbid and dangerous mass of sweeping waters, jagged and dilapidated shores, and, wherever its waters have receded, deposites of mud. It remains a sublime object of contemplation. The noble forest still rises along its banks.

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