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dread; and the circumstances related by the end of this journey, a stately white him do not militate with the hypothesis of pillar presents itself, which is about 15 feet Major Garden."
in diameter, and from 20 to 30 in height, Mammoth Cave of Indiana.-The Ken- regularly reeded from top to bottom. In the tucky Commentator contains a letter from a vicinity are several other smaller pillars of Mr Adams, giving an account of a cave the same description. Mr Adams was not which he had explored in Indiana. The certain what were the constituents of their editor of the Commentator, in his introduc- columns, but lime appeared to be the base. tion to the letter, says, this cave “ has Major Warren states that they are the satin never yet been fully explored, though seve- spar. ral individuals, whose testimony is to be The cave abounds in sulphate of magrelied ou, have penetrated from six to nine nesia or Epsom salts, which is found in a miles into this subterraneous region.” great variety of forms, and different stages
Mr Adams states that the cave is situated of formation-sometimes in lumps from one in the north-west quarter of section 27, in to ten pounds, from the surface to three feet Township No. 3 of the second eastern range below it,—the walls are covered with the in the district of lands offered for sale at same article. Mr Adams removed from a Jeffersonville. It was first discovered about spot in the cave every vestige of salt, and in eleven years ago, at which time the bottom four or five weeks the place was covered of the cave was covered with salts from six with small needle-shaped crystals resemto nine inches deep; the sides were also bling frost. coated in the same manner, and had the ap- The quality of salts is very superior, the pearance of snow.
worst earth yielding four pounds to the The hill in which the cave is situated is bushel, and the best from 20 to 25 pounds. 400 feet high, the top principally covered The cave also contains great quantities of with oak and chesnut. The entrance is nitrate of lime, or saltpetre earth ; nitrate of about half way from the base to the sum- alumina, or nitrate of argil ; each yielding mit, and the surface of the cave preserves an equal quantity of saltpetre. The sulabout that elevation.
phate of lime is seen variously formed, The entrance is by an aperture of 12 or ponderous crystallized, soft, or light and 15 feet wide, and three or four feet in spongy : there are also vestiges of the sulheight. With an easy descent, you enter a phate of iron, and small specimens of the room which continues a quarter of a mile, carbonate and nitrate of magnesia. The varying in height from 8 to 30 feet, and in rocks in the cave are principally of carbonate breadth from 10 to 20; the roof arched in of lime or common limestone. some places, resembling an inside view of Mr Adams closes his letter by stating, the roof of a house. At the extremity of that near the forks of the cave are two spethis room the cave forks, the right soon ter- cimens of painting, probably of Indian minates, the left rises by a flight of rocky origin.. One appears to be a savage with stairs, nearly ten feet high, into another something like a bow in his hand, and fur. story, and has a S.E. direction. In this nishes the hint, that it was done when that room the roof has a regular arch from 5 to instrument of death was in use. The other 8 feet high, and from 7 to 12 feet wide, is so much defaced that it is impossible to which continues to what is called the Creep- say what it was intended to represent. ing Place, where it becomes necessary to A full account of this remarkable cave, crawl 10 or 12 feet to get into the next with a drawing of it, previous to its having room, from which, to the distance of one been visited by Mr Adams, will be found in mile and a quarter, there are many large the Edinburgh Encyclopædia, conducted by and small rooms, variously situated. At Dr Brewster, art. KENTUCKY.
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