Catholics in the Western Cities.-Alarm of the Protestant Sects at this.-Episcopa-,
lian Measures of counteraction. - Division of New York into two Bishoprics.- News-
papers of Buffalo, Number and Character - Discussion on the rise of Water in the
Lakes.- Curious Theory broached on this Subject.- Journey from Buffalo to Roches-
ter.-Williamsville, Ransom's Grove, Peinbroke. --Batavia to Rochester by Railroad
First Settlement of Rochester. --Contest with wild Bears -Purchase of Indian Land
-Death and Character of the original Founder -Last Pagan Sacrifice of the In-
dians. - Striking Resemblance to the Scapegoat of the Jews. — First Christian
Church.-Incorporation as a City.--Education, Sunday.schools.- Temperance Soci.
eties.--Plan of Rochester.-Streets and Buildings. --Staple Trade, Wheat and Flour.
-Extent of Water-power.-Genesee, or the Pleasant Valley.- Poetical Beauty of
Indian Names.--Falls of the Genesee.-West and Catlin.-Fatal Leap from the Falls
by an American --Great Flood.-Carpet Manufactory, Paper-mills, Pianos.-Edge-
tools, Iron-works, and Machinery.--Cabinet-making, Cooperage.-Impolicy and Ef.
fect of the British Corn-laws.-Recent Introduction of Silk. --Soil and Productions
of the Genesee Valley.-Institutions of Religion, Benevolence, and Literature. -Com-
parison with Towns of the same Size in Britain -Erie Canal.--Difficulties attending
this work.--- Prospective Views of General Washington.-Opinions of Gouverneur
Morris.--Ceremony of opening the Canal at Rochester.---Love of Display in Public
Celebration in America. --Extent of Inland Navigation