An Illustrated history & description Of Schools in the 18th & 19th Centurys.

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350 Old-time Schools and School-books
From New Orleans to Natchez, 310 miles, the voyage requires from 60 to 80 days. Ships rarely ascend above that place. It is navigable for boats, carrying about 40 tons, and rowed by 18 or 20 men to the falls of St. Anthony.
Cataract of Niagara*
From Worcester's Elements of Geography, 1828.
The number of post-offices in the United States in 1811, was 2,043. The mail was carried 46,380 miles in stages, and 61,171 miles in sulkies and on horseback.
Several mineral springs break forth in different parts of the United States. The most celebrated are those of Sara­toga and Ballstown in the state of New York. The latter place is much frequented by gay and fashionable people, as well as by invalids.
Beer is the common drink of the inhabitants of New York State. The forests abound with bears, wolves, deer, and elks.
Many of the towns and plantations in Maine are desti­tute of any settled minister. Missionaries sent among them have been affectionately received.
Water is brought to Philadelphia in a subterraneous canal,
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