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

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352 Old-time Schools and School-books
The exports from Ohio, consisting of flour, corn, hemp, flax, beef, pork, smoked hams of venison, whiskey, peach brandy, and lumber are mostly sent down the Mississippi to New Orleans. Those boats which descend with the produce rarely return, but on arriving at New Orleans, are taken to pieces and sold for lumber.
Cincinnati is a pleasant, flourishing town. It contains about 3,000 inhabitants. In this town is fort Washing­ton, which commences the chain of forts extending to the westward.
Detroit, the capital of Michigan Territory, is a place of considerable trade, which consists chiefly in a barter of coarse European goods with the natives for furs. The town is surrounded by a strong blockade, through which there are 4 gates. The streets are generally crowded with Indians in the day time; but at night they are all shut out of the town, except such as get admittance into private houses, and the gates are closed.
Whale Fishing. From Worcester's Elements of Geography, 1829.
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