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country; and his researches, delivered in the familiar stile of letters, in which he carries the reader along with him, cannot fail to interest and inform the politician, the statesman, the philosopher, and antiquary. He explains the delusions that have been held up by fanciful or partial writers as to the country, by which so many individuals have been misled; he furnishes to the naturalist a variety of interesting information s.and.tä -the antiquary he presents objects of absolutě astonishment; the Indian antiquities of the western world, Here first brought forward to the public, must creste admiration. It will be seen th. the fallen race who now inhabit America are the successors of men who have been capable of architectural and other work, that would do honor to any people or any age; and the remarkable antiquities which he describes cannot but induce a still more minute enquiry and investigation of objects: of so great importance.

LETTER V. Morgantown-The Monongahela River—Cheat River and

George's Creek--New Genera, and Greensburg--Brownsrille-William's-port-Elizabeth town-Mackee's port and Braddock's defeat-- An Indian fortified camp described An interesting object discovered near it-Ancient Indian barrows, or burial-pluces- Remains of arms, utensils, und instruments.

LETTER VI. Town of Erie-Description of the Alleghany River-Trade on

itIts rise and progress--Towns and other remarkable places in its course---- Waterford, and journey thence to Meadville--Big-sugar-creek, and Franklin - Montgomery's falis-Ewalts defeat Freeport-Sundy-creek-The navi. gation of the Allegheny dangerous

Bituminous well Alleged virtues of the water of the river Onandargo Lake and salt-springs round it--Fondness of the animals here for salt-Buffaloes : interesting narrrative respecting the destruction of those animals-- Destruction of deer-Birds fre. quenting the saline waters-Dqves Unhealthiness of the climate and cautions on that subject~ The most salubrious situations-Details of the manner in which the commerce of the two rivers is conducted— Immense circuitous journey performed by those chiefly engaged in it-Every thing done without money-A store described, and its abuses--- Anecdote.

LETTER VII, Traces of a general deluge--Other great natural phenomena,

difficult to be accounted for-Peculiar wonders of the vegetable and of the fossil kingdom-- List of native plants classed into medicinal, esculent, ornamental, and useful-Vegetable products of the earth-Important inquiries and suggestions concerning some of thema Abundance of vegetable and of mineral productions here, which might be turned to great account if properly erplored American warriors---statesmen, and debutes in Congress-divines, lawyers, physicians, and

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philosophersin Buffon's assertion correct, that both man and inferior animals degenerate in America.

LETTER VIII. General view of the River Ohio, and its beautiesits advantage

-its cource-its islands- its depth and navigation-its obstructions might easily be removed Advice to persons wishing to descend the Ohio.

LETTER IX. Proper season to descend the Ohio-a Monongahela, or Ken

tucky boat described --Confluence of the Monongahela und Alleghany waters–Sublime scenery Hamilton's islandIrwin's island difficulties in the course-Hoys' and Crows' islands--Mactintosh's town Warren's town Young's town-Grape island its inhabitants-cause and manner of their settlementits grape-vines --George town-a spring produeing an oil smilar to Seneca oilexperiments to discover its cause deductions from them.

LETTER X Course of the Ohio to Stubenville-Custard island-Stubenvillo

-Congress lands-- Indian honorable confederacy-Insi-, dious means of some ill disposed whites to possess the country and exterminate its inhabitants--the Indians become undeceived, and resume the great federal tomahawk-They put to death many of their cruel invaders, who place themselves under the protection of Congress, and receive its support Events of an Indian war-Peace restored its terms. Finesse of Congress to possess the Indian landsm-Hence aroše the North-west territory, now the Ohio State - The subject of Congress lands continued nature of their sales, and price of these lands-their great profit to land-jobbers -increase of population of the State-a Dutch purchaser, his sentiments after experience.

LETTER XI. Charlestown--Vicious taste in building to the river-copied from

Philadelphia-its punishment--Navigation from Charles town to Wheeling--this port-town described its originsketch of the inhabitants and their propensitiesa Virginian horse-race a boxing-match-A ball and supper--the sequel--a pathetic story.

LETTER XII. A mail coach road from Philadelphia to Lexington in Ken

tucky, seven hundred miles-accommodations on the roadenchanting valley and creeks--their origin-history of the first settlement of Cooandanaga by Irish emigrants-its judicious regulations--Mr. Fitzpatrick its head-manner of passing Sunday in this little republic--general situation of its inhabitants - Long Reach

- Indian imitations of animals.

LETTER XIII. Fngs--night and day currents, their variation, advantages and

disadvantages -- Indian practical philosophy - a sublime prospectman interesting breakfast_settlement of the banks of Long Reach-description of them--passage to Marietta Moll dangerous fall-Little Muskingum River-Marietta, a flourishing town desertedship building and commercial enterprize has the only church from Pittsburg, one hundred and egihiy miles distantthe laws strictly enforced its tradesmen, generals, colonels, majors, fc.

LETTER. XIV. Mariettaman inundation Fort HarmerIndian antiquities.com

Be a lover of truth, the marim of the Western world Indian tradition--an anecdote An excursion-the Mus. kingum River--a prospect-discovery of a vaulta beautiful tesselated pavement and other remarkable remains of Indian antiquity-large human skeleton and other curious antiquesthe depository remains of a chief in ancient times the author's remarks on these remains of antiquity--predelection of the Indians for tall and robust chiefs-wild turkeys.

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