A System of Modern Geography, Comprising a Description of the Present State of the World and Its Five Great Divisions: America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceanica : with Their Several Empires, Kingdoms, States, Territories, Etc. ... Illustrated by an Atlas of Twenty-eight Maps, Drawn and Engraved to Accompany the Work

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Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company, 1851 - 336 pages
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Page 257 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on...
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Page 101 - Provided, That the Secretaries of State, of the Treasury, of War, of the Navy, and of the Interior, the Postmaster-General, and the AttorneyGeneral, shall hold their offices respectively for and during the term of the President by whom they may have been appointed and for one month thereafter, subject to removal by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
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Page 24 - By multiplying the degrees by 69|. 12 LATITUDE. 130. What is latitude? A. It is distance from the Equator either north or south. 131. How is latitude divided ? A. Into north and south latitude. All countries situated north of the equator, are in north latitude; and those south of it, are in south latitude. 132. How is latitude represented on maps ? A. By lines drawn across the map from side to side.
Page 186 - Its productions were immense and valuable, and its commerce iť the most flourishing state. In 1791 , an insurrection of the negroes broke out in the French colony. In two months, upwards of 2000 whites perished, and large districts of fertile plantations were devastated. In 1792, the national assembly proclaimed the...

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