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A New Guide for Emigrants to the West by Peck

A

NEW GUIDE FOR EMIGRANTS

TO THE

WEST,

CONTAINING SKETCHES OF

OHIO, INDIANA, ILLINOIS, MISSOURI, MICHIGAN, WITH THE TERRITORIES OF WISCONSIN AND ARKANSAS, AND THE ADJACENT PARTS.

BY J. M. PECK, A. M.

OF ROCK SPRING, ILL

BOSTON:

GOULD, KENDALL & LINCOLN.

FOR SALE BY THE BOOKSELLERS IN THE UNITED STATES.

1836.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1836, By GOULD, KENDALL & LINCOLN, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

INDEX.

CHAP. I.

GENERAL VIEW OF THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI.

Extent--Subdivisions--Population--Physical Features--Animal, Vegetable and Mineral Productions--History--Prospective Increase of Population, 11

CHAP. II.

GENERAL VIEW, &C., CONTINUED.

Productions, 32

CHAP. III.

CLIMATE.

Comparative View of the Climate with the Atlantic States--Diseases--Means of Preserving Health, 37

CHAP. IV.

CHARACTER, MANNERS AND PURSUITS OF THE PEOPLE.

Cotton and Sugar Planters--Farmers--Population of the large Towns and Cities--Frontier Class--Hunters and Trappers--Boatmen, 102

CHAP. V.

PUBLIC LANDS.

System of Surveys--Meridian and Base Lines--Townships--Diagram of a Township surveyed into Sections--Land Districts and Offices--Pre-emption Rights--Military and Bounty Lands--Taxes--Valuable Tracts of Country unsettled, 130

CHAP. VI.

ABORIGINES.

Conjecture respecting their former Numbers and Condition-- Present Number and State--Indian Territory appropriated as their Permanent Residence--Plan and Operations of the U. S. Government--Missionary Efforts and Stations--Monuments and Antiquities, 144

CHAP. VII.

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.

Face of the Country--Soil, Agriculture and Internal Improvements--Chief Towns--Pittsburg--Coal--Sulphur and Hot Springs--Wheeling, 163

CHAP. VIII.

MICHIGAN.


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