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More Info: Paperback, 48 pages Book Published: January 5th 2012 by General Books (first published January 28th 2010)
The Lakeside Classics (Volume 16)
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Book Stars: 3.00 of 5 stars Language of Book: English

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Part III A Journey up the Illinois River in 1821 1 From Henry R. Schoolcraft: Travels in the Central Portions of the Mississippi Valley.] UGUST 5th. We entered the Illinois riv Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Part III A Journey up the Illinois River in 1821 1 From Henry R. Schoolcraft: Travels in the Central Portions of the Mississippi Valley.] UGUST 5th. We entered the Illinois river at an early hour. The point of con fluence is twenty-five miles above the junction of the Missouri. It presents to the eye a smooth and sluggish current, bordered on each side by an exuberant growth of aquatic plants, which, in some places, reach nearly across the channel. We soon found the water tepid and unpalatable, and oftentimes filled with decomposed vegetation to a degree that was quite offensive. There is perhaps no stream in America whose current offers so little resistance in the ascent. The west side of the river is that which has been appropriated by government as a part of the bounty lands for the late army. Both banks are bordered by a dense forest of cottonwood, sycamore, and other species common to the best western bottom-lands. Of the fertility of the soil, no person of the least observation can for a moment doubt, but at the same time, the insalubrity of the climate, particularly during the summer season, must be considered as presenting a formidable, impediment to its speedy settlement. It was a source of delight to Dr. Johnson, in his journey to the Hebrides, to behold a full-grown tree, we have felt an equal degree of pleasure along this stream in finding a house: and the appearance of the inhabitants has corresponded with the opinion before expressed of the unhealthiness of the country. Pale and emaciated countenances, females shivering with ague, or burning with intermittent fever, unable to minister to their children, and sometimes, every member of a numerous family suffering from the prevalent malady at the same time, have been among the more common scenes which we...


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