PASSAGE DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI.
MEMPHIS TO CHICKASAW BLUFFS.
Mouth of the Missouri–A toast–The French count-Meeting of the waters
St. Louis General Clark-Hospitalities–Sudden illness of the count-Kind-
ness of Mrs. Clark-Departure and destination-Compagnons de voyage
Screw-mills—The channel ever shifting—Abrasion of the banks of the Missis-
sippi—A town falling into the river— The cause explained—Sawyers-Plant-
ers-Duty of government to remove them—Profits of two acres of onions
Memphis-Journey to the Chickasaw bluffsMissionary stations—Drunken
Indians-Power of General Jackson's name—Halt in the middle of a stream-
Tiesh-ka—Tockshish-Monroe-Barren tract of country—Arrival at Col-
bert's—An Indian's gratitude and regard—Designs of the government at that
time Different principles afterwards adopted—Jeremiah Evarts, and his pa-
pers, signed “ William Penn"-A “ blow-gun”—Counting time—“ Red-sticks"
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