Proceedings of the New York Historical Society, Volume 4

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Page 17 - Couthouy addressed the meeting on the subject of coral formations and oceanic temperatures, and offered the following resolution, which was adopted : Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to...
Page 4 - By the means of -catalogues only can it be known, what has been written on every part of learning, and the hazard avoided of encountering difficulties which have already been cleared, discussing questions which have already been decided, and digging in mines of literature which former ages have exhausted.
Page 59 - To discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary and ecclesiastical history of the United States in general, and of this State in particular.
Page 127 - On considering the civilization," adds Baron Humboldt, "which exists on several points of the north-west coast of America, in the Moqui and on the banks of the Gila, we are tempted to believe (and I venture to repeat it here) that at the period of the migration of the Toltecs, the Acolhues and the Aztecs, several tribes separated from the great mass of the people to establish themselves in these northern regions."t •Dr.
Page 134 - Voyages of Discovery and Research within the Arctic Regions, from the earliest periods to the present time. Under the Command of the several Naval Officers, employed by Sea and Land, in search of a North-west Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific : with Two Attempts to reach the North Pole.
Page 136 - Observations sur le voyage au Darfour; suivies d'un vocabulaire de la langue des habitants et de remarques sur le Nil blanc supérieur, pp.
Page 131 - OF OREGON AND CALIFORNIA and the other Territories on the North West Coast of America, accompanied by a Geographical View and Map and a number of Proofs and Illustrations of the History. By KOBEBT GREENHOW, Librarian of the Department of State of the United States.
Page 136 - It is spoken coastwise nearly two hundred miles, and perhaps with some dialectic differences, it reaches the Congo river. How far it extends into the interior is not satisfactorily known."* , An attempt to penetrate this continent from the north has been made by Mr. James Richardson, by advices from whom it appears that on the 23d November, 1845, he had reached Ghadames, in the Great Desert, where he had been residing for three months, and whence he was to start on the following day, with a negro...
Page 44 - Memoirs of Mrs. Coghlan (daughter of the late Major Moncrieffe). Written by Herself, and Dedicated to the British Nation ; being interspersed with Anecdotes of the late American and Present French War, with Remarks, Moral and Political. New York: T.&J. Swords, 1795. 1 2mo, old calf. The New York edition contains a preface not in the first issue.
Page 136 - one of the most perfect languages of which they have any knowledge. It is not so remarkable for copiousness of words as for its great and almost unlimited flexibility. Its expansions, contractions, and inflections though exceedingly numerous, and having, apparently, special reference to euphony, are all governed by grammatical rules, which seem to be well established in the minds of the people, and which enable them to express their ideas with the utmost precision. How a language so soft, so plaintive,...

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