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Our fur trade is at present carried on entirely by individuals or small parties. It extends on Kanses river to the Kanses town, on the La Plate to the Pawnee towns on the Missouri, to the mouth of White river, or perhaps to the first creek west of the mouth,

From this inconsiderable traffic, in the worst part of the country, little profit can be derived. Whereas the grounds in the west, extending up to the White Chapped Mountains, and along Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin rivers, abound in furs. A large company might be formed which would cut off and exclude the British traders from our grounds by force if requisite, prevent them from tampering with the Indians and settle the dispute with Selkirk and the N. W. Company, in a summary way. Our frontier would thus be rendered secure; the savages, formerly employed to murder our citizens, would be attached to our interests, and the wealth now carried into Canada, might be forever secured to this and the neighbouring territories. Funds would not be wanting-If they could not be procured here, they might from the Eastward.

This subject is certainly of vital interest. We shall hereafter call the attention of the citizens to its details.

Remedy for deafness. Put a table spoonful of bay-salt into nearly half a pint of cold spring water; and after it has steeped therein for tweniy-four hours (now and then shaking the phial) cause a small tea spoonful to be poured into the ear most affected, every night, when in bed, for seven or eight nights successively,

T. H.

The pipes of fire engines in France, are made of flax, woven like the wicks of the patent lamps: they swell after the water is introduced, so that none of the Huid can escape; they are more portable and less expensive than leather pipes, and can be woven without seams or joining.

Arrangements are making at New Orleans to bring wholesome water into the city. The Commercial Press says, that the citizens of other states would be surprised to learn, that with the Mississippi river washing the very thresholds of their doors, they are now obliged “ to purchase water by the bucket measure."

INDEX TO VOL. IV.

EMBELLISHMENTS.

1. An engraved frontispiece, representing Haverstock Hill, the

retreat of Sir Richard Steele.
II. Portrait of Governor Mifflin.
III. Dancing figures.
IV. Representation of the capture of Fort George.
V. Remains of an ancient fortification in Ohio.
VI. Portrait of Granville Sharp.

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CONTENTS.
A. B. C. or Boney's downfal,
Adams, John, his letter to Judge Cushing,
Adversaria, the, - -
Æschylus, the father of tragedy, - -
Agrarius Denterville, a tale, - - .
Alsop, Richard, verses by, . -
Alabama, soil of the, - - - -
Ali Bey, account of, - - - -
American army, orginization of the
territories, soil of

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literature.
Animal magnetism, prohibited, - - -
Arnold's plot, reviewed, .
Arabic MSS. recently found in Marocco,
Arkansas, description of the, -
Ahuizotl, a Mexican prince, ..
Arithmetic, discovery in, - -
Athenians, on the manners of tbe, - -
Barre's opinion of the fine arts,· - .
Barnet, Edward, letter to the editor,
Ballston and Saratoga waters compared,
Baptism in Abyssinia, - - - -
Beattie's Hermit in Italian,
Benezet, Anthony, Vaux's life of, - -
Berkely, unpublished MSS. of, -
Bible, Purves's translation of,
- Boothroyd's - -

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- criticism on the . -

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Bible, conversations on the ..
Boat propelled by new machinery, -
Bonaparte and the British ministry,

the downfal of, - .
Blakely, a new town, - •
Blue laws,

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Blind Man's Lament,
Brazil, travels in, -
Bridges, wire, in England,
Bristol, lines written at, -
Byron, Lord, address to, .
Cauliflowers cultivation of, - -
Chinese rewards and punishments,
Combustion, on invisible,
Colonial policy of Great Britain,
Cooper's Willich, - - -

- lecture on mineralogy,
Cortez, his letter on the conquest of
Corn laws, Johnson on the, - - -
Counsellor O’Garnish's speech, .
Cows, fed on parsnips, .
Criticism, philosophy of,
Cudworth’s unpublished MSS.
D. Mad. a French spy, - - -
Davy, Sir Humphry,
Dauphin's birth-day in Philadelphia,
Deaf and dumb, comforts of the,
Deaths in Hamburg, how announced,
Declaration of Independence, on the, -
Devil Fishing, the, - - -
Domestic manufactures, - - -
Dottator et Lineator, .
Dovedale, description of, - ..
Duppa's Johnson, reviewcd, .
Dwight, Dr. life of, - - -
Eagle, gray, caught near Philadelphia,
Emerald Isle, Philips's criticised,
Emigration to Philadelphia, - ..
Engraving, on the art of, . . .
Ewing, Dr. on Godfrey's Quadrant,
Fancy and Reality, contrasted, .
Fever, yellow, in Philadelphia,
Festoons of fancy the, criticised,
Feckno, lines by, - - -
Franklin, Dr. letter to Mezzei,

-- anecdote of, - - -
Fragment by Elidurus, - - .
France, literary history of

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France, Lady Morgan's, ..
Gas lights, Clegg's improvements,
George, capture of, - - - - -
Geraldine, a ballad,
Gibbon, his literary character,
Godfrey's quadrant, -
Gould and gold, difference between,
Grapes procured from wild vines,
Great Britain, policy of, - - - -
Greek seminary at Munich, .
Haines, Mr. letter from, - - - -
Hairutai, translation from,
Hall's rifle, - - - - -
Hamilton, Alexander, letter fro
Hare's Blow-pipe, ..
Hawkestone described,
Hedges, on, - - - - -
Hessian fly, • - - - -
Homer, simile from,
- translation of, - - - -

- his mineralogy, - - -
Horse-rake, recommended,
Horse, Sweedish, breed of,
Hunt's Rimini, character of, -
I and U,

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Idols Mexican, -
Indians of North America, origin
Jackson, town of, -
Internal Navigation, - - - - -
Irrigation, experiments on,
Istapallapa, description of,
Journal des Savans, revived,
Italy, statistics of, - . - - -
Ivan, Pope, - - - - - -
Job, specimens of a new translation of,
King's, Mr. escape from the British, .
Koster's travels, reviewed, -
Lalla Rookh, criticised, • - - -
Law, quirks in the, - - - - -
Land on the Miami, - - - -
Lely, the painter, address to, - - -
Louvre, on the removal of the pictures, at the,
Love, see the poetry passim.
Lupenella grass, on the,
Machiavel, character of, - - - -
Mackintosh, life of, - - - -
M'Kean on the declaration of Independence,
Manufactures, domestic, on, -

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Martyr, a modern, '. . - - - -
Marle, on, - - - - - -
Manure, on, -
Mare, Night, effects of the,
Mary, to, . .
Meade on mineral waters, reviewed,
Mexico, Cortez, on the conquest of,
Militia-man's excuse, - - - -
- a muster described, -
Mines, John, letter to H. Hall, ..
Missouri, the river, .

-- Hall, on the trade of the,
Mobile, trade of the,
Monroe, president, dates in his life,

- his motto, - - - - -
Morris, captain, song by,
Moore, general, on the burial of,
Morgan, general, remark on the life of,
Morgan, lady, France by, reviewed,
Much ado about nothing, - - .
Muse, farewell to the, . - . .-
My little finger, - . . . .
Myra, to, . .
Nashville salt, - .
Nature, view of,
New-York societies, ..
Ohio, antiquities of, ..
Opie, Mrs , song by, - .
Paine, Tom, epigrams on, • -
Painter and porter, anecdote,
Paris, trip to, -

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Pantomime, religious, .
Paradise and the Peri, .
Parents, hints to,
Passions of a distracted man,

woman, .
Patience recommended,
Persian, translations from the, see poetry.
Phillips, counsellor, .

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Plaster, western, - ...
Plough, new,
- trench-ploughing, - - -
Plot of Arnold,
Poets, . . - - - - -
Poor, condition of the, - - - -
Procrastination, on, - - - - -
Racine, on the literary character of, .
Reading, account of, - - - -

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