Prairie and timberland, romantic and beautiful in character. Large and elegant steamboats daily from Whitehall to St. Johns. Clouds of vapor.
1st. The streams which rise in the east side of the Alleghany mountains and flow into the Atlantic OceanPP 2nd. Those south of the Alleghany range, which discharge themselves into the Gulf of Mexico 3rd. The Mississippi and its wide tributaries, which drain the waters of the vast valley included between the Rocky and Alleghany ranges; and 4th. The rivers, which rising on the western declivity of the Rocky mountains, direct their course to the Pacific Ocean.
On its southern shore, near its western extremity, many tracks of sandy mud, and sterile soil come in at almost equal distances as lateral canals. Immense prairies and red soil, to the Andes or Alps in elevation. The most sublime and magnificent of natures works, no longer from the lakes but of the oceans.