Views of Louisiana: Containing Geographical, Statistical and Historical Notices of that Vast and Important Portion of America

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Schaeffer & Maund, 1817 - 323 sider
 

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Side 2 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Side 58 - Parma, the colony or province of Louisiana, with the same extent that it now has in the hands of Spain, and that it had when France possessed it, and such as it should be after the treaties subsequently entered into between Spain and other States.
Side 80 - It is a tract of about seventy-five miles square, in which nature has displayed a great variety of the most strange and whimsical vagaries. It is an assemblage of beautiful meadows, verdant ridges,- and rude, mis-shapen piles of red clay, thrown together in .the utmost apparent confusion, yet affording the most pleasing harmonies, and presenting us in every direction an endless variety of curious and interesting objects.
Side 2 - An Act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,'* and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing engraving and etching historical and other prints, PHILIP MOORE.
Side 314 - ... the buildings ; and sometimes the land itself is much injured, the current carrying away the soil, or leaving numerous logs and trees, which must be destroyed before the land can again be cultivated.
Side 214 - It seems wisely ordered that in the part which is weakest, where the force of the laws is scarcely felt, there should be found the greatest sum of real courage, and of disinterested virtue. Few young men who have migrated to the frontier are without merit. From the firm conviction of its future importance, generous and enterprising youth, the virtuous, unfortunate and those of moderate patrimony, repair to it that they may grow up with the country, and form establishments for themselves and families....
Side 172 - A more minute description of those about Cahokia, which I visited in the fall of 1811, will give a tolerable idea of them all. I crossed the Mississippi at St. Louis...
Side 173 - It stands immediately on the bank of the Cahokia, and on the side next it is covered with lofty trees. Were it not for the regularity and design which it manifests, the circumstance of its being on alluvial ground, and the other mounds scattered around it, we could scarcely believe it the work of human hands...
Side 81 - ... cotton trees, elms and cedars. These meadows are divided by chains formed of red clay, and huge masses of gypsum, with here and there a pyramid of gravel. One might imagine himself surrounded by the ruins of some ancient city, and...
Side 215 - ... could wish. They retired through choice. Perhaps they acted wisely in placing themselves at a distance from the deceit and turbulence of the world. They enjoy an uninterrupted quiet, and a real comfort in their little society, beyond the sphere of that larger society, where government is necessary...

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