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X. FLORIDA,

214

An Account of East Florida. By W. Stork, M. D. With a

Journal kept by John Bartram, of Philadelphia, Botanist to His

Majesty, on a Journey from St. Augustine, up the River St. John.

Travels in North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West

Florida, &c. &c. By William Bartram.

Sketches Topographical and Historical of the Floridas, more

particularly of East Florida. By J. Grant Forbes.

Notice of East Florida, with an Account of the Seminole Na-

tion of Indians. By a recent Traveller in the Province.

Observations upon the Floridas. By Ch. Vignolles.

Oration delivered before the Florida Institute of Agriculture,

Antiquities, and Sciences. By Colonel James Gadsden.

A View of West Florida. By John Lee Williams.

XI. NEGRO SLAVERY,

237

A Practical View of the Present State of Slavery in the West

Indies; or, an Examination of Mr. Stephen's “Slavery of the

British West India Colonies” containing more particularly an

Account of the actual Condition of the Negroes in Jamaica: with

Observations on the Decrease of the Slaves since the Abolition

of the Slave Trade, and on the probable effects of Legislative

Emancipation : also, Strictures on the Edinburgh Review, and

on the Pamphlets of Mr. Cooper and Mr. Bickell. By Alexander

Barclay, lately, and for twenty-one years, resident in Jamaica.

Speech of the Hon. Henry Clay, before the American Coloni-
zation Society, in the Hall of the House of Representatives,
January 20th, 1827. With an Appendix, containing the Docu-

ments therein referred to.

XII. BRITISH COLONIAL AND NAVIGATION SYSTEM, 267

Documents from the Department of State, relative to the Co.

lonial Trade.

This Work will be published

will be published on the first of
March, June, September, and December. Each
Number will consist of about two hundred and
fifty pages. Terms, five dollars per annum.

AMERICAN QUARTERLY REVIEW.

No. III.

SEPTEMBER, 1827.

ART. I.-Theorie du Navire par le MARQUIS DE POTERAT,

Chevalier de l'ordre Royal et Militaire de St. Louis, Capitaine de Vaisseau, &c. &c. Paris, 1826, chez Didot, 2 vols. 4to. pp. 384 and 456.

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Of all the objects of art, none appears, upon the first view, to give so high an idea of the extent of human power, as the Ship. It is, indeed, the most difficult achievement of the genius of man. The very act of launching a raft upon a peaceful lake, must, in the first instance, have required an effort of courage.

“Illi robur et æs triplex

Circa pectus erat, qui fragilem truci
Commisit pelago ratem

Primus, But how great is the interval between this rude attempt, and that state of art which constructs the Indiaman, or the first rate ship of the line! the one capable of bearing a vast cargo,

of supporting the violent efforts of the winds and waves, and guided by scientific methods of pursuing its undeviating way, although for months out of sight of the land ; the other, in addition, loaded with the artillery of a fortress, teeming with a legion of valiant spirits—the most formidable of all offensive means furnished by the improved arts of modern warfare.

One branch of nautical science may indeed be considered as having in our own days attained a state, which leaves so little apparent room for improvement, that it may almost be called perfection. We mean that part which teaches to determine the VOL. II. --NO. 3.

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