A Compendium of Geography: Being a Concise Description of the Various Parts of the World; Adapted to the Capacities of Children and Youth. ...

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Phinehas Allen., 1815 - Geography - 78 pages

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Page 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.
Page 2 - CLERK'S OFFIcE. BE it remembered, that on the eleventh day of November, AD 1830, in the fiftyfifth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Gray & Bowen, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof...
Page 2 - States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning hy securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the author., and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and also to an act entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled 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...
Page 7 - Q. What is the axis of the earth ? A. An imaginary line passing through the centre of the earth from north to south, the extreme points of which are called the poles.
Page 45 - States, bounded on the north by British Columbia; on the south by the Gulf of Mexico; on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Page 9 - Q. What is an Island ? A. A portion of land entirely surrounded by water. Q. What is a Peninsula? A. A portion 'of land almost surrounded by water. Q. What is an Isthmus ? A. A neck joining two larger portions of land. Q. What is a Cape ? A. A point of land extending into the water. Q.
Page 40 - States, is bounded on the north by Tennessee, east by Georgia, south by Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, and west by Mississippi.
Page 26 - In no part of the world is the education of all ranks of people more attended to than in Connecticut ; almost every town in the State is divided into districts, and each district has a public school kept in it a greater or less part of every year. Somewhat more than...
Page 43 - On the north by unknown regions ; east by Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico ; south by the Isthmus of Darien ; and west by the Pacific ocean.
Page 29 - ... Manufactures are rapidly on the increase, and the demands of an increasing intercourse are ever calling for new establishments. In 1850 the county contained 3,984 dwellings, 4,003 families, 24,013 inhabitants, 1,581 farms, and 179 productive establishments. INDIANAPOLIS is the county seat and also CAPITAL OF THE STATE. It is situated on the east bank of the west fork of White river, in latitude 39 46' north and longitude 86 4' west, and is as nearly as possible in the center of the state.

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