This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 Excerpt: ...District contains some excellent and a large extent of bad land, or at least land unfit for agricultural purposes. The northern townships ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 Excerpt: ...District contains some excellent and a large extent of bad land, or at least land unfit for agricultural purposes. The northern townships have not yet been properly examined; some of them are very rocky, and marble of good quality is known to exist in abundance. Beyond this rocky region again land of fine quality is said to exist; and a number of persons have " squatted " there within the last few years. The government has, therefore, been compelled in self-defence to get the land surveyed; and new townships are being formed in that direction. The District is well watered; and lakes of various sizes are scattered over it. After leaving the Indian reserve in the township of Tyendenaga, the country improves in appearance, and is full of good farms. The land, till within about a mile and a half of Napanee, is a stiff loam or clay; from thence the soil is principally sandy or sandy loam. The timber mostly hardwood, oak, beech, hickory, elm, &c. The base of the whole country appears to be limestone, which frequently makes its appearance at the surface. This is particularly the case just below Napanee, where some fine blocks present themselves. The layers are horizontal. The stone appears very pure; and slabs of immense size might be obtained. Their surface is perfectly level and smooth; and some of them are apparently sufficiently large to form the flooring of a good sized room. In many places there is but a small depth of soil above the limestone; and the size of the timber appears to be diminished in consequence, the growth seeming to be checked after attaining a certain size. The village of Napanee (a corruption of the Indian name Appanee) is a flourishing little place. It is situated on tho Kingston road, in the south-east of the township of Ri...Read Less
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