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ian Esquimaux, on the other. The dwellers on the Aleutian Isles melt into resem blances with the inhabitants of each continent; and, at points of remotest distance, the difference is still so inconsiderable, that the daring Ledyard, whose ardent curiosity filled him with the passion to circumnavigate the globe and cross its continents, as he stood in Siberia, with men of the Mongolian race before him, and compared them with the Indians who had been his old play-fellows and school-mates at Dartmouth, writes Sparks s Ledyard, 201. Compare 246, 255. deliberately, that, universally and circumstantially, they resemble the aborigines of America. On the Connecticut and the Oby, he saw but one race. He that describes the Tungusians of Asia seems also Mithridates, III. 343. to describe the North American. That the Tschukchi North-Eastern Asia and the Esquimaux of America are of the same origin, is proved by the affinity of their languages,—thus establishing a connection between the co