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ven miles broad, especially invited curiosity; and passing beyond the heights of Vernon and the city of Washington, he ascended to the falls above Georgetown. Compare Smith, i. 177, with Stith, 65, and Smith's map. Nor did he merely explore the rivers and inlets. He penetrated the territories, established friendly relations with the native tribes, and laid the foundation for future beneficial intercourse. The ma In the Richmond edition, opposite page 149; in Purchas, IV, opposite page 1691. which he prepared and sent to the company in London, Smith's letter, in Hist. i 202. is still extant, and delineates correctly the great outlines of nature. The expedition was worthy the romantic age of American history. Three days after his return, Smith was made pres- Sept 10. ident of the council. Order and industry began to be diffused by his energetic administration, when Newport, with a second supply, entered the river. About seventy new emigrants arrived; two of them, it me