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Extremes of habits, manners, time and space,
Brought close together. here stood face to face,
And gave at offce a contrast to the view,
That other lands and ages never knew.-Paulung.

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CAREY, LEA, & CAREY-CHESNUT STREET.

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1861, 6etihl

Southern District of New-York, ss.

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the seventeenth day of Octo. ber, in the forty-seventh year of the Independence of the United States of America, Charles Wiley, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit :

6 The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna ; a Descriptive Tale. By the Author of • Precaution.'

"Extremes of habits, manners, time and space,
Brought close together, here stood face to face,
And gave at once a contrast to the view,
That other lands and ages never knew.'

Paulding." In conforntity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned;" and also to an act, entitled, “ An act supplementary to an act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

JAMES DILL,
Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.

THE PIONEERS,

OR TAZ

SOUROES OF THE SUSQUEBANNA.

CHAPTER 1.

« Away! nor let me loiter in my song,
For we have many a mountain path to tread."

Byron.

warmer sun.

As the spring gradually approached, the immense piles of snow, that by alternate thaws and frosts, and repeated storms, had obtained a firmness that threatened a tiresome durability, began to yield to the influence of milder breezes and a

The gates of Heaven at times seemed to open, and a bland air diffused itself over the earth, when animate and inanimate nature would awaken, and for a few hours, the gayety of spring shone in every eye, and smiled on every field. But the shivering blasts from the north would carry their chill influence over the scene again, and the dark and gloomy clouds that intercepted the rays of the sun were not more cold and dreary than the reaction which crossed the creation. These struggles between the seasons became, daily, more frequent, while the earth, like a victim to conten

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