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vessel can can reach it, the water not being sufficiently deep. On the north Pamlico connects with Albemarle Sound, which is sixty miles long from east to west, and from four to fifteen miles wide. It receives the waters of Roanoke and Chowan rivers, and communicates with the Chesapeake bay by the Dismal Swamp canal. Edenton is situated near the mouth of Chowan river, on Edenton bay, which sets up from the Albemarle Sound. It is sixty-six mile from Norfolk. The Orleans river iChowan river, on Edenton bay, which sets up from the Albemarle Sound. It is sixty-six mile from Norfolk. The Orleans river is formed by the union of the Northway and Meherrin rivers, which rise in Virginia and unite above Winton, N. C. and flowing S. S. E., it enters Albemarle Sound by a wide estuary a little south of the mouth of the Roanoke. It is navigable for small sail vessels to Murfreesborough, on the Meherrin branch, about 75 miles from the ocean. Elizabeth City, North Carolina, is on the Pasquotank river, twenty miles from its entrance into Albemarle Sound, forty miles S. S. W. of Norfolk. Vessels dra