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is conveyed by its name. There is another large swamp north of Edenton, which lies partly in this state, and parly in Virginia.
This swamp is owned by two companies; the Virginia campany, of which General Washington is a member, hold 100,ood acres; and the North-Carolina company, who held about 40,000 acres. It is in contemplation to cut a canal through this swamp, from the head of Pasquetank, to the head of Elizabeth river, in Virginia, 12 or 14 miles in length.
divided into 58 counties, as follows:
Principal Towns.] Newbern, Edenton, Wilmington, Halifax, Hills. borough and Fayetteville, each in their turns have been confidered as the capital of the state. At present they have no capital. The convention which met to cosider the new constitution, fixed on a place in Wake county to be the seat of government, but the town is not yet built.
New E E R N is the largest town in the state. It stands on a flat, sandy point of land, formed by the confluence of the rivers Neus on the north, and Trent on the south. Opposite the town, the Neus is about a mile and a half, and the Trent three quarters of a mile wide. The town contains about 4oo houses, all built of wood, excepting the palace, the church, the gaol and two dwelling houses, which are of brick. The palace is a building erected by the province before the revolution, and was formerly the reidence of the governors. It is large and elegant, two stories high, with