A Pilgrimage in America: Leading to the Discovery of the Sources of the Mississippi and Bloody River; with a Description of the Whole Course of the Former and of the Ohio

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LETTER XIV.

Fort St Anthony, at the confluence of rivers St Peter and Mississippi, May 24th, 1823.

ONE comes to America, my dear Countess, to see a new world; but it is only here, in these desarts, that it is to be found in all the extension of the term.

A river of vast extent, of a majesty which it is difficult to conceive; a country presenting extraordinary features at every step; a race of men entirely different from those of Europe; afford abundance of new and important subjects for philosophical meditation, gratify the curiosity with the most agreeable surprise, and divert the afflicted mind from the subject of its regrets. I have felt every impression which so novel a

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