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OUTLINES OF WESTERN LIFE AND SCENERY; SKETCHES OF:

THE PRAIRIES, RIVERS, ANCIENT MOUNDS, EARLY

SETTLEMENTS OF THE FRENCH, ETC., ETC.

"If thou be a severe, sour-complexioned man, then I here disallow thee to
be a competent judge."--Izaak WALTON.

“I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba, and cry, 'Tis all
barren.'»-STERNE.

“Chacun à son stile; le mien, comme vous voyez, n'est pas laconique."-
ME. DE SEVIGNE.

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PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS,

NO. 82 CLIFF-STRE E T.

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vid JR. UNIVERSITY. A40499

[Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1838, by

HARPER & BROTHERS, in the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New York.)

CONTENTS.

St. Charles.-Its Origin.-Peculiarities.-Early Name.-Spanish

Rule.--Heterogeneous Population.—Germans. The Wizard
Spell.-American Enterprise.--Site of the Village.---Prospects.
-The Baltiinore Settlement.-Catholic Religion and Institu-
tions.—“St. Charles College."

"The Race of Hunters.--A
Specimen.— The Buffalo.- Indian Atrocities.---The “Rangers."
-Daniel Boone.--"Too Crowded !"— The “Regulators.”-
Boone's Lick.-His Decease. His Memory: The Missouri
Indians.--

The Stoccade Fort.-Adventure of a Naturalist.-
Route from St. Charles. A Prairie without a Path. Enormous
Vegetation.--The Cliffs. The Column of Smoke.--Perplexity.
-A delightful Scene.A rare Flower. The Prairie Flora in
Spring. - In Summer. - In Autumn. --The Traveller loiters

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Cave in the Grafton Cliffs.- Outlines.-Human Remains.-Dese-

cration of the Coopers.- View from the Cave's Mouth.--The
Bluffs.-Inclined Planes.—The Railroad.-A Stone-heap.--A
beautiful Custom.-

Veneration for the Dead. The Widow of
Florida.-The Canadian Mother.-The Orientals.-An exten-
sive View.--The River.—The Prairie.—The Emigrant Farm.
-The Illinois.-A tortuous Route.-Macoupin Settlement.-
Carrolton.—Outlines of a Western Village.--Religious Diversi-
ty.-An agricultural Village.-Whitehall.—The Emigrant Fam-
ily en route.-A Western Village.--Its rapid Growth.-Fit
Parallels.-Manchester.— The Scarcity of Timber not an insur-

mountable Obstacle. — Substitutes. — Morgan County. -- Pros-

pects. Soil of the Prairies.-Adaptation to coarse Grains.-

Rapid Population.--New-England Immigrants.- The Changes

of a few Years.--Environs of Jacksonville.-Buildings of “Illi-

nois College."--The Public Square

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Remark of Horace Walpole.—A Word from the Author.-Jack-

sonville.—Its rapid Advancement.--Its Site.-Suburbs.--Public
Square.-Radiating Streets.—The Congregational Church.
The Pulpit.-A pleasant Incident. The “New-England of the
West.”-Immigrant Colonies." Illinois College."-The Site.
-Buildings.- Manual Labour System.”- The Founders.
Their Success. Their Fame. Jacksonville.-Attractions for
the Northern Emigrant.-New-England Character-A faithful

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