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Published weekly by Allmjxd Hail., at Three Dollars yiAR, ' -
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6,1803,
'IN..-.: ' , V-v v-'"'" -1 ' .'" 'v'
House of Representatives,
Monday, Oct'. 24.
r . ' Call fjr Papers.
XContinued from our last.
r i Vu i V y K'11'
- i r :A tr'I; . i v , T l
..u u. uciu.i .q4.
tloncd t;ie ground which they had ta-
ken soms years a-o. Ho was rcj need
t'utthey-werenowwd hnto aco vl-
ea-e, wnat incynaa nerewwrc "
rciiuuiy ut.iiw, uuu. u,3 u iuri 01 -
RrentaMv had a t coaMii.ut.ynl
n?ht, tot on y to call for papers, hut
to use their discretion in carrying any
treaty into clfjct. TUat this miU:
novbe their impressioi w evtdnt,
or tluircnuJ-.Kt wh surely uaaccounN
able. Why else do'tli-y - call fa,- pa -
pars, why enquire into our title to the,
province, ui ij iiiiiiaiu ; 11 uio ti'ji;-!
trine of a form:r day was still to b::J
Iflhered to, why ure th s enquiry ?
If q-entlemsn are consistjntwith them-:
selves, if thev have not fo.-t the les
. sons which thev inculcated-upon tliv
ratification of tho Uitidi trcity, this
House h.fs in ri ?t t call fjr pipers,;
no ri ?htto miV; .lquii-y, no ri jht to;
deliberate, butnvis c '.rry th'v trotyl
iutrt cffcW h'iit 0d or had ; nvist,
vote Tor all the" ncessa-y mjas-iivs T"prcSs recoj,,,;, oa tjC p-ivt nf Spain,l,f Spvn, t hat it had w I e-i Fitncc pos- i
whether they are clu! -i-A to promote tut Fri.nco ha"! i.;,-frnetl nil the -ctiu-'Bsed it, and such ai itmichi n be
tin mtercsfs of tlv; United Stales or
noJT!u d jctrines.of old times', h )'.vr'
eveiv are .Ji i y g i vfrivu.;r-ih --nd -Torrnsrly
taken i?, )mdoncd. 'Ye
sh ill u3, linger hjir fiat th:. E:i.:i
tivs is ora lipoten, an I ib at th- K--pressntatives
of thi" p :o')le ar? b'Sinl
to vote, blindfol le I, for" cavrv-nr i.ito
eff.-ct all treaties which ths IVosi-hnt'
an i tne sen-its may lum proper xo
make and ratuv . thanked the. '
gentlemen f.r the admitsion, and ho-p-.-d
lh it the couiMry would p.M.'lt by
it hereafter. , , "a .
I le was happy to say thai- Una was.
of himself and Tus friends.. Theyj her..partw mid be idle and extravagant,
mesnt.to deliberate, tljey meant to iisejlWcmht avwc!" n5k, jj-helhtr the
Iheir discretion in voting .away the! VH.i. k .a ,.,;, tn, r,i,.,:-.
treisui-c of the nation., lie agree;! ;(;f J at-d.-iin, rf rtu: i, or evvn
with gentlcnvm, thit if. a mijority ofj the DC; nf A!.;i.',,s hhclf, for they
the House entertain; 1 my doubt a-, to j.: ui, iS ,, -. d r;. ,t to interpose
the 'validity of the tjlle ws.havc .ar..;;Hg S min ha I. -either of thfin baring
q iiml.they ouht to call for ap-irs,;
and he ha ! noiloubt, if there was any.
dissatisfaction they wouV call.. Uo,'poin'ed t the objwV' i he had hk;; ion-
himself should haw. no objection to,,, ,e s!ioul 1 hav- no objection,, but
vote for the resolution if U v is con- 'ie n';.-ver would t .;iis.n. to cull ;ou
lined to nrotvr obiects. tvst iiid;cd to.
satisfy .himself, Tor h4 wsh aire ;rly fub; V.reol;Ii! itiin, vr any .other nation was
ly satisfied, but to sa'isfy other gen-j tifl Xvitli a treaty made .between
'Moment to satisfy the American peo-,;the United Sutcs and Ihe Fruch jo-
pk', that the. insinuations thrown out
ihout the title, are totally without
foundation. The resolution in itspr;-'
cnt shape, however, was highly im
proper it looked to extrinsic oreum,
stances, and contemplated an 'inquiry,
into subjects toul'y unconnected with'
the treaty with France. Wlut, said
Mr. N. has Spain to do in this b isi-
ness? tlmtlemen ask if she has ac-.
quiesccd in'our purchase, and call for
ber cnrrc)on lence with o ir govern
ment. Whu the acquiescence of
Snin to as? Iftiie House is satisfied
f.vm the inftrinuioi laidon the tub!
hat Snain h-.d ceded Louisiana toi
Fran:? and 'hat France had since ce
ded it to the United States, what more
d's they require ? .Are we not an in
!t pendent nation? llivr,sc nit a right,
to make treaties lor ourselves mtnoui
asking leave of Spain ? What is it to
tu whether she acquiesces or not r she
is no party to the treaty of rcssbn, she
Ua nn claim the ceded territory,
Are we to pause till Spain thinks pro
per to consent, or arc we to euquirc,':thatsuiveyshave never been made up. m ascending, is live lca,;uc cr !ay,
whether like a cross child, she has on so extensive a acile as to afford the, The rapidity of the cummin the iprirs
thrown awiy her rattle, and etics br -means of Uyinj down tl.c various re;.tason especially, shtn the enters of
it sfierwardsl i'tfions of a country, which. In some of! H the rivers arc tiirb, faciliUfs the
The trrsty itrclfi be ssiJ, and the
ronvciitions ttachea to it, lurnishcd
til llii necessary l.normauon. , iy rc
frrtnr.c to the treaty it wculd be found,
that lui-.itna is ceded to the Vtiited
Slates with the same boundaiies that
it had hcfi f e brim ceded ssith by Spain
to franfc ; awl that Trance had obli-
' fre?l liTM'.f t cnd a commissary to
f-im Sp-i n S m trsnsfcr il to, us.
for tin, lh: Unitr4 Slates wire to pay,
fificcti mdlniSf.fd.Mljrstot'.e 1 rtnili
tarmtuit. Hut Immv an(rwhfnf
.'...t imtiirduttlt j nottiU we hadactu-
'f actpiirri th possesion. And if
f'anre shU fil to joi us into sctusl
p.rWion, tle United States ire not
b m1 topiy a slir,le dHsr. Kothst
t'f r 11 f.r pprr can be ef n poisi -
V usv'. Supse these papers shoul J
she that Spain had not acquiesced,'
hat is thii to us ? Is hep pleasure to
be a law to the United States f . v
With resprd to the treaty, of St.
Iidefonso, Mr. N. baid", he sh uld have
no objection to its beint laid before
the House, if it was in the possession
of the Executive. In -all probability,
"uwevcr, uu was ini mc case, as u
was known to b; a secret treaty oh
:Ptbr subjects of fcfe.it importance b
tween France and Spain. As. to the
dul fiat' understm l what was meant,
frhc illix.raSt it was not expected a
formal ' deed of bargain and sale had
been ?X3Cuted between two civilized
nuv;ons; wll0 neociated by means of
am'sstidors. If tlre were any other
feu could Rive gciulcmcn
more infAntio, v. m no objec
"tion eith.-r, that these shonld be taid
e.r. . rn.. ...
atUfactiott, but fr that of.those who!
;w ;re not a:readysalisii(I,if thore werei
anv ot tliat (' irnptisn.:- t)ue very
important paper he knew from hiijh
.authority, was: curla'uily in ejfi'stencc'j0
an lpossi ily miffht he in itr. power of , 'y
ghl be m tii.'! power ot;,y
the LeCiUivf. This was a lb rami or-io
der.under the roy d signature of ?,pin,j'.8ix mp.nths after the full and miro I,
cnim-indi'i the Spanish otTKcrS jn'jtxccjltion'pf the conditions and .ipi! -
j(j,ieans ir, deliver the province 'to ihe.!,-'ifm'-; there'nV contained, rein
Fmich jj'vcfet- which he co.nsiderel''tli'!ukeof lV.rma, " tla-.fol
'equal,..oeliaps sujiericr, to any'.kle'cdpwrinCr'or Uuiiartd4 wi'Ir t
Uf r.ioi iJjelt waa.aual to.a:i . v-i'ciiei.tlhiititctu-dlv in the hnnds-l
.litinnq ri.r,.rrod r. in the ii ntv rf it. hifltir the tri'iticH kubs(lcmntlv.ontm4 ,
r . ....... ...... j v . , .v., , - - , . , ...... V .1
Illifo'iso. It vv is an acknow1edgc-l'1l, between Spain Otbcl-stf-t."
"hlt'SptiV Ilijfurthef-claims'jTIiis treaty 'was conuvined and enfor-, '.'
upon f.iiii-i.iu., and would shew th:t( ced hy that of M'rid, rn the 21t ,
anf interfw 'enc J D.n hcuk part ought to March, IfO!. From IVane ;t -.kt d :
lmv i n- influMce on the Americr.n go- 10 Us by the treaty of the 3 Lh of A pi il j
vfinment. " , ! Ift'jt, with a reference to the ubn.ve '
! Th: r ill f-.rfh.'! r.-rre-.nftndencft-H.i
ton the vermncnt of Spain and
that of the United St .tes, if tlwre whs
miy siirh, h iou'4 nqt, assi.-iit tn, as;l
if could lj of n-i 'poiiih:j importance.
The acquiescence-or the r-jfusal rf
acquiescence" or the r-jlusaj n
Snain, f.ouli have no weight t the
on .stian, whether w should Uike pos-
f jj m .:0od a li'le
thr.se ti'irts of I'v
lo t.niisi.ma. To
io r.'vlu''on wnirn
the Esrcutive to sm. whrther Si,in.
WASIUNCIUN" -CITY, NV. 11
grtti h P vi-JNi if t LrMrrJ
. . :
He'n'? alis'.ract of UVm
Oni t (U the Hep a t
and ohlic Trs'tsu-r.
cuts of Si uC
S.t?? ir to
- if $1 ft of the fitrr'ii?
th' iifr,r,,'.4i rdvitin?
I'l f-::!U r L'-'o.Mi, fjr.
ntthfd u t.'i Kxitut-ve fa several ;.
dnw.'f umjilie iest informed i.
onthit iu'j,-ii. ,
OK the luwince of Ixiiisiana'no
Iceniral map.su.Ticii nUy correct to be
depended upon. Ins b.cn published,
nor has anv vet been procured from a
- ' private source. It is indeed probable,
its parts, appear lo have been but im-
The premiss boundaries of Louisis-
na, wcstwsrdly of Ihe Missisippi,tho'
rtry extensive, art at preseht involved
in some obwurty. 1)U ate tonally
Iwantinj; to assign vitb precision it
northern extent, from (he source of
the Mississippi, U Is bunded essi-J
wsrdly by the miJdle of ihe rlumnl of
that river ta Ihe 3 lt decree fd Jali
tmV $ Thence, ills asserted upon c
r strong grounds, Ihst accordinj? Ii
itslimit, whin formerly possessed Li
Franfe.it strticVes to Ihr tssf, as fr.
at Us'., asthe. river Fer litjo, skid
runainto ll ebsy of Mexico, can wan
; nfthc tivtr Mobillf.
j It tnif be ccnsisteht,U!i the tk
of these notes in. rema'rk,'that Louisi
ana, including tti IobilIe settlements,
was discovered and pcfplcd by the
French, whose monarchs made seve
ral grants of its trade, in particular to
Mr. Grosat,rjn 17l5s and some years
afterwardsj-wiifeJiis acquiescepept' to
the well k.novvn company projected by
Mr. Law. This company'. was relin
quished in the year i 73 1 . By a secret
convention on the 3d November, 1763,
the French governaient ceded somnch
of the province a,s lies beyond the Mis
sissippi, as well as the hjand pf,New
Orfcans, to Spain, and, by the treaty
of peace "which followed in 1763,. the
whole territory tif France' ahd Spain
eastward of the middle 6f the Misi'
sipp't to the Ihcrville, th en ceytli rough
the middle of that river, and the lakes
of Maurcpas and Ppnchartain to the
sna, was ceded to Greotrnritain. Spain.
having conquered the Flcridas fiom
Great-Ilrity.n duiin'g our revolution
ry.war, theV were. confirmed to her '
by the treaty of peace of .1783. Ry tj
bf.Octoljtr, 1S0O, his CailmlicMaics- !
F-omiv.v's and cmjTp;es en his part
C'ido 'bacV to tls: Ircnth '.republic, i
".ivo to i
t o same 1
c'ause. us descriptive Ol the l.tniii r.
dcd. - .1
incc as '.eld bv Sj
vi'ioing apart oi w jt-: :.:it!;, i.t
ul'( t!. 1o.Ijw: pitiicip.d c'.iv
s'ons i Mol.ille, from-U?li,se to the ft-
tv. Ncw-OrlcAit.s at;d il'e foonlrv on
both sidrs of lak-lMS:1urirasn, Vst I'
ivni! e'i GcrmayoaM Cat
npy, l-oitrrh, Vt!ic7rclj, lhrj-s f
''-.!- ;",.-n, f...fi.:(:i' . o-htc- J -
Covpi r, Atacar, .v,v:rusit, (I'd-
chit ,Avo elks, lvapi.!c.;.iiii.!iii)Liies, :
Arkansas, and l.o lilin.ir. - - -
In the l!!iuoi theie arc command, m
ants, ut New Madrid, S' (.'tiiicvr,-
New llouibor., St. CInr'cs, and St.
Andrews, ll subordinate to the co;ri- i
r.iandar.t general. , . j
liaton I'.otige bavin? hrrn maiV.a
Kr''trnncnt. mbseqsicistly lo tic tre. ;
f limits, &c. with .in, the p-sts j
f M-huc and i liompi na Cretk, j
or F.vJ'-:ir.nu, vcre adb'cd.toit . j
Ch-ipUeahs j.s son.eiimcsbern rt i
ganhd as a pcp rr.tc rrrm-ii d, bnt W !
now i' ''u Jed within ti e jvtiWirtion
1 :lh'ir l he ."'r p.Micf the ii-
verhnsl kti isc had rM"i;Mo' t!ly asc-'
prat rci.irtiflat- . '
Mioy tf !!m present i tu' i'uhmetits
tro np.'i-ted from tath.oil'ir by
iniivc and traik';s i'cirts, buv.'-jj
no coiiimniiicit':oii"withe;".ch oth r hv i
l.v-.d, except ow and tl n a iohtary
see of its bfi;, ktlrmjid !y !
crs wholjavs tot.wi.n rivers, ex
poso llti niselvts to t ie inclemency ef i!
he weather, and citry their provisos.,
on their backs for a time, proportion d
in ins ic'i,?wi rn tutir journey, mis
I p.utictdurly the case on the vrvrt of
the Miss'usippl, where the communi.
cation Is kept up only by watar, be
tween thccapiul and ihe rlist.-nt set.
tlements three months bring rcqui
red to convey intcllijrenre fmm 'he one
to the other by the Mississippi. The
tut distance accomplished by a boat
descent, so that. the same toya!; br
'water, sshich require three er fuur
'months to pc:furta from the crpV.aJ,
!may be made to it In from twelve to
.sixteen days. The princips! settle
'isfnti in 1i'jiii.uia tre on the Missis.
isippi, wUicb bi;lns Im be cultivated ,
s'njiit twenty Jcin-s from Ihe sea,
tthtrt the plantaiions ire ft! thm, and
iwncd by the xnir! people. Arcnd ,
m? yf e thci.t improve eith
side, till you reach the city, ssbith m
situated on the ct krk,M t tni of
he liver, 3J Laues from the its.
CkcfutmUh fn end ttttrj Cirmn
JSftXiJt,, , ,
The tail and rnost improved arc
bote Ihe 4 city, . aud i mj retthi
s list is tl ere known ky the 1'aroii;
dc Chopitoulas, Premier md second I
Cote des Allcmanda, and extend 16:
-leagues .. , 'v
3i-Above this begins the parish of Ca
tahanose, or first Acadian settlement,
extending eight leagues tn the river
Adjoining it and still ascending is Hie
Second Acadian settlement or parish
of the Fourche, which extends about
&ix leagues. Tjlie parish of Iberville
then commences, and is bounded pn
the east side by the river of the same
name, which thoiigh'dry a great part
of the year, yet, when the Misslsfipi
vTs rahed, it cpmmunicatcs. with the
lakes Maurepas-and Poncharlraini and
thr'ou?,;h them with the scaj an,d thus
forms what is , called tne iUand of JTew
! Orleans. . Except on the point-just be
low the Iberville, the country from
Ne w-Oilcans is settled the whole way
along the river, and presents a scene
of uninterrupted plantations in sight
of each othetf, whose fronts to the Mis
sissippi arc nil cleared," and occupy on j
that river from S to 25. acres with j
depth' of 40 ; so that a plantativin of 5 t
acres m front contains 200." A few
sugar plantations are formed in th j pa
ris!i of Cahanosc, but the remainder
is devoted to cotton and provisions, and
the av'oIc is an excellent .soil incapable
of being exhausted.. Thv plantations
are hut one deep on the island cl Nfew-
Orlcans, and on the opposite side of'
tiie river as tar as the-moiith tl the
Iberville, which is 35 leagues above
Nvw-Oi'leatis. ' v V '
Bajr.i lie La T.rdrch?-m.iucais ani
' r- Q'!flitsat
. About 25 leagues from the l.nt men
tioned place on the west side of the
Mississippi, thcrntek.or Bayou of the
Fourchc, railed in- eld maps La -U:-
i 'ktc del t'.hitainaches, Hows from the
.Mississippi, and eonununicatt.. w'th
uth-: sea to tlie. -jest of thc 13. iiscv.Xbe.
pchtranec of th: Mississippi ix nrtviya.
b'.e-oidy nt h:':"Mi mer, hut vill .then j
admit of craft of from 6i to "0 tons'
burthen. On both banks of this creek j
are scttlcmcju.s, one plantation de",
firne.ir 13 lc.cus. aiiil'thev-:ir? klivi. I
dc:l into two jniihcs. '1 he settlers at ci
in.nieioiV,, thoul. poor.And ihei:u-
liVie is' m vcrstjy cotton, On -ll".
itccxs - . 5nu;is;iroin le Misiisitippi.
the so'l is l!)3 same t the bank of the
riv-:r, and tV- bord.r is the highest
pivt of it( from vh' iice it descends
yi'l iUull'.' to the swa.nn. Thisrrctk
iilbuds one f the eonunun'.caiions to
the two populous and rich bctllcment'; ,
of A'acrpns utul Opelousa formed on ,
and nearrthc hmall rivers 'I relic and1
Vcrinilli;n wbirb Jlow into thc.bay of'
Mcsici. Hut -the principal and' sw'.li- j
est coiwrnuuka' inn is hi the llavoir or j
i re A ri I'll pi'emin'i-s', whose entrance ,
mto the Missisippi is st-ven Ica-j'tes
ler ti,i on the same mde, and 31
above Ntf Orleans. Thes; settle-!
mit'ts a'u'un I in r.aM.e and horses,
.h iv: a l.tr.; .quantity oi cpd laud m
trVn- viriaitv, a rl. may be made of
..I'e-'i in!'"' m:v. A purl rf their pra-',
du:.e is sent bv scT w NcT-Oe'rans,
but tht "i;i':r p t it carried in bat-
tcsu i by the creeks khove tpentionrd.
Raton vjvj? md itt drjienJitci'tt.
IinTtcttiaUV above the IbTi',l",and
, o.t btth sides of the Mississippi lic tha
parish of M in"h ic, wh'uli extends fuur
lea px on th; river, and is well cul'i-1
, v f.cd. Ah we it ein'mcnees ti seu '
t n :r". of flaton Rour, ejtendinm
: about 9 le.",ne;s. It is remarkable as
( btiivg the f.r,t jd ice, where the hip,h
'land i e'rmti-tuuin to the river, six!
1 here U forms a bluJ from .1 lo 41 feet
1 . . m .
uiiTC t!ic grealesi rufiil ihe rivrr.
Here the settlements es'rnd a romi
derable wy back nn the east side j an I
this p uisli has tliit of rbompou's
creek and Ilsyou Sira subordinate to
iu The mouth or the frst of these
creek is alout A'J leata front Nesv
Orleans, and that oflhe latter 2 i,rjl
lesucs higher up. They run from
n nth-east M aoolh-wct, and their
head'Wa'.ersaire t.orth oflh .list do
grce of latitude. Their b.-.tiks hv
the best mil, ami the tmatc .t ntimber
el quod cotton phnuiionsnf ;iy part'
cf Lounun and arc siiuwed to be Uie
garden oft. . .
rMtt CuUt at Fjvtie Zevltre,
Above Haton Hiue. at the distance
nf Slle-tpes fffot New .Orleans, ahd
on the west s'ldc of U'i Missii.sippi.is
1'oinie Oiupi c a p4u1ous tvl r'.th
SctiUiTvfM estendij 1 le ics l'.ri
the rier , l;s pribk 8 is cotton. lie
bin 1 it, J an oil bed of the rifr,now
a Lkei slose outlets arc tlocd up. Is ;
the MfJ;mni of Y austVRivkrc,which ,
. ........ i .. i
IS wrn tniu.aicu. $ .
(sea as high as and iWduding' lbe last
mentioned setttemenU Is conttinetl
three-foiJrths pf the "populatl6n,- and
seven eighths ot the riches of Lotiist
"uia.v . .:. -tyjt :-j.';.v.AvV'-, :
; From the settlement of t omtevoU
pee on the.Mississippt to Cape Girar
dcait. above the mouth, of the Ohio,
thereis no land on the west side, that
is not overflowed in the spring to the
distant of "S or IQ leagues ooi tha
river with from 2 to 12 feet ofsvater
except a small spot nca'f New-Madrid,, '
so that in the whole extent there Is no'
possibility :f .forming a considerable,
settlement contiguous to the river Ml
that side. ;The;-.eate.r.bmfc Jja In
this respect a decided advantage ovet
the western, as; there are on it many
situations which effectually command .
the river.. ' ! ' . :i . , ,
' .Red River end its Sttthmtnts, . i
" ' . :';' ...V." -V!.; J ; ! "
On the'west side of the Mississippi ,
70 leagues from Kew-Orleans, is the,
mouth-of the Heit river, ortwbose bainka
and vicinity arc the settlements of Jla,
pide, Avoyelles and Natchitoches, all -of
them thriving and populous. A The
latter Is atuate 75 leagues up the jled
river, OutheUtth sid;e'of thejleil
river a few leagues froftt its junction
with the Mississipt Is the Ulack river,
on opt of whose branches, a considers-
lle way up, isthe tnfJtif secernent of
OuachilsV which from the'rkhhess of
the soil, may be made a place of im
portance. ' Cotton is the chief pro- .
ditee of these settlements, but thejr
havi likewise a considerable Indian
trades The Rivef.Uojige, or Red Ri
ver, is used to communicate with the.
frontiers of New-Mexico. . ,
Cor.cordArhanstiiSt. tlttrUs ar.J
. "Vt 'St., AndteWf ifc j
There isnp olhev settlement on. the
Miv-isippj except the' small one cslU
crt Concord, optMsitc rp the Natches.
till you come. to the Atkansas rivcr
whose mouth is 150 leagues above
Ne -Orleans.;' ' ' ,:(if
Here there are but a fw! fam0ie3' -who
arc more attached to the Indium
trade (by which chielly they lite) tlisn
to cultivation.. TKcre isno settlement
the river you come to Cup'e Cirardcsu,
St. (iciicvicvo and St. Louis, where,
though the inhabitant arc numerous, "
they ruise, little for exportation, and ,
tonlent themselves .with trading with
the' Inuiatit'wnd working a Tew leHd
mines. TUs country is very fertile,
espcriully on the b.nkof the MissouJ
rl, wlttrc thwrc hive been formed two
ctU?:ncnts, called St. ChirlcVand S
Andrew, mostly by emigrants from
Kentucky. The peltry procured in
th Illinois is the best &f nt to the At
lantic market pnd the c,usntity is ve
ry-considerable,' Led is to be liad
Vi 'K'.i case, tnd in such quantities as to
supply all Luropci if the population
were sufikietit to work the numi -rout
mines lo be found within two or thre
feet fratn the surface in various parts
jjrif the to sn'ry,- The setilynent sbout
jthc illiivjit were first nudoby lneCa
Indians, and their inhabitants still re
semble thenvin thtlr atrion to U
hour, Mut love of ssandeHnj; life,?
I h,y. contain but few nrnrs, com
psrcdto the number of the whites: snd
.Uiy lietakfn for a exocal rule, that y
in prop)rtion to the diitaiicv fnmt iho1 "
capital, the number ol Maeks fiin.inish
belov.' that of the whites; the formef
fdnuudii.tr motion the rich plantation
Ut its vii'uiity, , , . -
General Dir't'.l'-j ffV;ptr J,ctit'nni,
When compared with the Indian
territory, ihe face of the ' country lit
Upper lmisia:u is rather more bro- ,
ken. though the soil is eqtiilly fertile. '
ll if h fact not to be tot jested, thtt the
west side ef if)e river "possesses somst' ,
dsnujcs, not generally incident to
lh is regions. It 'ii elevated anl;
hetdthy, ard well watered with, a virU
ety of large rapid ttresms, calcutstcil
for mills and otlur water w4 rks. From
Cape Gimrdcau, aVove ihe tnomh if
the Ohio, to the Missouri, the land om
the cast aide of the Mit'.tsippi is low4
and fltl, and occasionally pocd lo.
inundations ; that on the Louiiisnx'
side, rootlijuoui to ihe river, it cnev
rally much higher, and in many pU .
crs very rocky on the shore. Some
..fit. t.!kl. tt'.l.,
lurtsqe. They rie to a height of at
leas yfoct, farfd with pcrpen!;ci
hr imt unJ f.-te-iitm, tmcd into v
r'ie s?iipcs and figures ly h I.acd
of fiaiurr, and sHuts the spjrarsnco
of a multitude of antique lowers. Frort
te fops of these elevtiiont, the LJ.
eijgradiui;y ,1 pests V frojatlj iiv:rf