Revolutionary Papers Volume 11

Revolutionary Papers Volume 11

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... of your misfortune. I hope before this time you have perfectly recovered the use of your wrist. In referring you to M' Whitehurst, I did not mean to recommend him as an author on which you were to build your faith. But I think you will give him credit for solving some of the objections started by other theorists against the universality of the deluge; and for accounting, with a great deal ofingenuity, for the present appearances and irregularities on the face of our globe. This eruption will tolerably well account for the oblique position of the strata of rocks, which is observable in most parts of the world. But what are we to think of their horizontal position in our western country? M' I-Iutchins, the Geographer General, as Well as every other intelligent observer who has been in that country assert this to be the case. Are we to suppose that the surface of the earth in that part of our globe was never broken up? A gentleman now in that country, lately wrote to me and after mentioning the tradition, which Doct. Robertson says prevailed among the old Mexicans, that their ancestors came from the northward about the 10" century, has endeavoured to shew, from relicks still remaining, that they went from the country bordering on the Ohio. For want of something more entertaining I send you an extract of his letter, and am, with sincere esteem & affection, Dear Sir, your most obedient & humble Serv', CHA. THOMSON. To THE SAME. Philadelphia, June 6, 1787. DEAR SIR, Having come to this place on account of some private business, I have been waited on by M' Churchman, native of this commonwealth, who flatters himself. that he has made a discovery which will be of great public utility, in short nothing less...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687689X
  • 9781236876898