Natural and Statistical View; Or Picture of Cincinnati and the Miami Country, Illustrated by Maps: With an Appendix, Containing Observations on the Late Earthquakes, the Aurora Borealis, and the South-west Wind

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Looker and Wallace, 1815 - 251 sivua
 

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Sivu 203 - Several other articles resembling these have been found in other parts of the town. They all appear to consist of pure copper, covered with the green carbonate of that metal.
Sivu 134 - It is built on the river beach, upon a bed of horizontal limestone rocks, and in high floods is for its whole length exposed to the current. The foundation is 62 by 87 feet, and about 10 feet thick. Its height is 110 feet, and the number of stories nine, including two above the eaves. To the height of 40 feet, the wall is battered, or drawn in ; above, it is perpendicular. The cornice is of brick, and the roof of wood, in the common style. It has 24 doors and 90 windows. The limestone with which...
Sivu 190 - ... in the silicious limestone rock, and is. at the distance of a few rods, precipitated into a ravine more than 100 feet deep. The water is transparent, and has the temperature of 52° Fahr. It deposits, as it runs, a copious precipitate of oxide of iron. Its taste is that of a slight chalybeate ; and the examinations which have been made, indicate it to contain a portion of oxide of iron and carbonate of lime, dissolved by the agency of carbonic acid gas. It has been used with advantage in cases...
Sivu 149 - Ten years ago, there had not been printed in this place a single volume ; but since the year 1811, twelve different books, besides many pamphlets, have been executed. These works, it is true, were of moderate size ; but they were bound, and averaged more than 200 pages each.
Sivu 138 - As this town is older than the surrounding country, it has at no time had a surplus of laboring population or of capital. The former have been required to assist in clearing and improving the wilderness ; the latter has been invested in lands, which from their low price and certain rise, have held out to capitalists a powerful inducement. The conditions which are said to constitute the basis of manufacturing establishments, have not, therefore, existed in the same degree as if the town had been younger...
Sivu 27 - ... period. But where a new country must transport its surplus of agricultural products to a great distance and import the necessary manufactures from shops equally remote, it may be advisable to commence manufacturing much earlier. It must not, however, attempt to convert its farmers into tradesmen. They should be imported instead of their manufactures. The ranks of agriculture would then remain entire, the simple process of barter at home be substituted for expensive and hazardous commercial operations,...
Sivu 162 - There is no state in the Union which has not enriched it with some of its most enterprising citizens; nor a kingdom in the west of Europe whose adventurous exiles are not commingled with us. To Kentucky and the states north of Virginia, to England, Ireland, Germany, Scotland, France, and Holland we are most Indebted."— Drake's Nat.
Sivu 202 - Several large marine shells, belonging perhaps to the genus buccinum, cut in such a manner as to serve for domestic utensils, and nearly converted into a state of chalk.

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