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    to be of a greater height, measured from their base, than any others in our country and
    perhaps in North America. from data which may found a tolerable conjecture, we suppose
  
  
    the highest peak to be betweenabout four or five thousand feet perpendicular height. which
    is but aboutnot a fifth part of the height or one third of the height of the mountains in North America nor one third of the height which would be necessary in our latitude to preserve ice in the open air unmelted through the year. the ridge
  
  
    
      the highest peak to be about 1000 feet perpendicular, which is not a fifth part of the height of the mountains of
      South America, nor one third of the height which would be necessary in our
      latitude to preserve ice in the open area unmelted through the year. The ridge of mountains
    
  
  
    of mountains next beyond the Blueridge, called by us the North mountain is of the greatest ex-
    -tent; for which reason they were named by the Indians the Endless mountains.
    A substance supposed to be Pumice, found floating on the Missisipi has induced      
  
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