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JDepmiure/rom Ifheelmg/ot Marietta.-^Aspeci af .;.^Cri6ft^A&»/ iksxO^'m,^—Nflture qfthe Fore.it i;.'— j^J^MraH'JiiifiQry dze ^ sweml hind.s oj Trees.
ON the 18th of ^^ly in the morning we piir- ch^ed a carioe, ;twenty-fouc feet Jong, eighteen if^ite wide, afid. ajbout a& many in <i^th. These csa^^f^m^ siw§^S''W^ .w\k. a siiigle trunk of a tree > ^he pine and talip tree lare preferred for that h f^l-pose, the wood 4>iM% veiiy soft. These canoes are too narrow.to use ^vell with oars, and in shallow water are generally forced along either with a paddle or a staff. Being obliged at times to shorten our journey by leaving the banks of the river, where one is under shade, to get into the current, or to pass from one point to another, and be exposed to the heat of a scorching sun, we covered our canoe a quarter of its length with a piece of cloth thrown