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Aftronomical Geography Geographical Definitions, Discovery, and

General Description of AMERICA and the UNITED STATES : Of their
Boundaries ; Mountains ; Lakes ; Bays and Rivers ; Natural History;
Productions; Population ; Government; Agriculture; Commerce ;
Manufactures ; and History.-- A concise Account of the War, and of
the important Events which have succeeded.

WITH A PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF

KentUCKY, THE WESTERN TERRITORY, and Vermont. . Of their

Extent; Civil Divisions; Chief Towns; Climates; Soils; Trade; Character;
Constitutions ; Courts of Justice ; Colleges; Academies; Religion ;
Islands ; Indians; Literary and Humane Societies ; Springs ; Curiosities;
Hiftories ; &c.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,
An Abridgment of the Geography of the British, SPANISH, French, and Dutck

Dominions in AMERICA and the WEST-INDIES. Of Europe, Asia, and
AFRICA.

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PRINTED FOR JOHN JONES, NO. III, GRAFTON-STBBET,

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O imperfect are all accounts of AMERICA

hitherto published, even by those who once exclusively possessed the best means of information, that from them very little knowledge of this country can be acquired. Europeans have been the sole writers of American Geography, and have too often suffered fancy to supply the place of facts, and thus have led their readers into errors, while they professed to aim at removing their ignorance. But since the United States have become an independent nation, and have risen into Empire, it would be reproachful for them to suffer this ignorance to continue; and the rest of the world have a right now to expect authentic information. To furnish this has been the design of the author of the following work; but he does not pretend that this design is compleated, nor will the judicious and

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