A New Universal Gazetteer: Or Geographical Dictionary ...

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S. Converse, 1823 - Geography - 856 pages
 

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Page 151 - The legislative power of the state shall be vested in a General Assembly consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives, but the people reserve to themselves the power to propose to the General Assembly laws and amendments to the constitution, and to adopt or reject the same at the polls on a referendum vote as hereinafter provided.
Page 335 - Newlyformed land found at the mouths of rivers. There are many thousand acres of this land at the mouth of the Wabash, and at the confluence of the Ohio with the Mississippi. It is annually inundated, and is very unhealthy. 3.
Page 152 - The sea-coast is bordered with a fine chain of islands, between which and the shore there is a very convenient navigation. The main land is by nature divided into the Lower and Upper country.
Page 152 - The climate of the upper country is healthy at all seasons of the year. In the low country, the summer months are sickly, particularly August and September ; and at this season the climate frequently proves fatal to strangers.
Page 96 - Shah it was conquered by the emperor Akbar, and continued subject to Delhi, or nominally so, till the year 1757, when it fell into the hands of the English, who have gradually changed its form of government, and introduced a code of regulations, founded on the Hindoo, Mohammedan and English laws, by which impartial justice is administered to all the inhabitants, and toleration granted to all religions, owing to which the country improves, and the population increases. The cities of Gour, Tonda...
Page 171 - Ilata, that is from 25 to 36 of south latitude, not a cloud is to be seen above the horizon from the month of November to the month of May. The atmosphere, during this period, is perfectly clear, and the dews are scarcely perceptible, nor is the heat oppressive. The proximity of the Andes tempers the air, and the mercury fluctuates between 70 and 80 of Fahrenheit, and rarely rises to 85 degrees.
Page 238 - Bucks, Cambridge, Chester, Cornwall, Cumberland, Derby, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucester, Hereford, Hertford, Huntingdon, Kent, Lancaster, Leicester, Lincoln, Middlesex, Monmouth, Norfolk, Northampton. Northumberland, Nottingham, Oxford, Rutland, Salop, Somerset, Southampton, Stafford, Suffolk. Surrey, Sussex, Warwick, Westmoreland, Wilts, Worcester, and York.
Page 96 - B., is as high as 100 degrees, and the climate is injurious to European constitutions. The year is there divided into three seasons, viz. the hot, the rainy and the cold : the former begins in March, and ends in June ; the rains then commence, and continue till October ; after which it becomes cool, and the weather continues pleasant for four months. — Of the ancient history of B. we have no authentic information. It is said to have been sometimes an independent kingdom, and at other times tributary...
Page 172 - The Roman Catholic is the established religion of Chile, and the church is very rich. There are said to be about 10,000 monks and nuns in this country, and the religious institutions with which they are connected hold nearly one third of the landed property of the country.
Page 78 - Falls, empties into the north side of the harbour, and divides the city into two parts, called the Town and Fell's Point, which are connected by bridges.

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