Modern Geography; A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Colonies with the Oceans, Seas, and Isles in All Parts of the World Including the Most Recent Discoveries, and Political Alterations, Digested on a New Plan Volume 3

Modern Geography; A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Colonies with the Oceans, Seas, and Isles in All Parts of the World Including the Most Recent Discoveries, and Political Alterations, Digested on a New Plan Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ... from which the voyage is short and easy. lt afsords a mcdium temperature of climate, between the heat of those islands..and the keen air of North America; and the greater part of the year is extremely healthy. " The governoffs dwelling is provided for him at the expence of the colonial government, which pays a rent of three hundred and twenty pounds per annz/m for his present house. But it is proposed to erect a new one, on a more elegant and improved.p1an, for which the sum of ten thousand pounds has been already v.oted by the Assembly. The opulence of this small island is derived from other sources than the soil; for, I believe, it can scarcely boast of a single cotton plantation, and remains in a great measure clothed in its native wood. IWany of the principal planters, however, on the other islands, who are concerned in the administration of the government, or in trade, have fixed their residence at Nassau. It is also the principal military and naval station in the Bahamas. But on subjects at all connected with its defence, or the means it may possess of annoy.ing the enemy at a period of hostilities, I shall forbear to speak. " The Town of Nassau is divided into two parishes, each of which is provided with a church and rector, liberally supported by public contribution, or the eleemosynary bounty of the English society for propagating the gospel. The principal trade carried on at present is with England, the southern islands in the West Indies, and the United States of Amcrica, from whence the island derives continual supplies of live stock and provisions. Like most other parts of the prosperous empire of which it tconstitutes a part, Nassau has had reason of late years to boast of an _-increasing commerce; in proof of...show more

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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 603g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783824
  • 9781236783820