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NDER this name is comprehended all the tracts of country, which lies north of Canada, commonly called the Eskimaux country, including Lobrador, now North and South Wales; sod to be 850 miles long, and 750 broad. - To speak generally, this is a mountainous, frozen, barren country, abounding with lakes, rivers and bays, that furnish plenty of fish. The fur of the various animals is close, soft and warm. The fishery and the fur trade are the only things which render this country valuable. This trade is in the hands of a company of nine or ten persons, who received a charter in 1670, and whose profits are not inconsiderable. One

year they carried from Great-Britain, articles to the amount of £16,060;

and in return, carried furs and fish to the amount of £29,380.

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The country is very thinly inhabited, by a people resembling the Lap- landers, and the other nations in the north-western part of Europe, from whence their ancastors probably migrated.

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Chief Towns. Alifax is the capital of Nova Scotia, and flands on Chebudo Bay. has a good harbour, sufficiently large and § to " shelter

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