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Identifier: voyagetonorthame00mont
Title: A voyage to North America, and the West Indies in 1817
Year: 1821 (1820s)
Authors: Montulé, Édouard de
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Publisher: London : Printed for Sir R. Phillips and Co.
Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation


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agues north of NewOrleans, I had not yet seen a single stone. At Mr. Foes we tookon board a Genoese passenger, who is going to establish himselfas surgeon and physician at St. Louis, in the interior of theMississippi. He has been head of the infirmary in French hos-pitals, which suggested to him the idea that the practice of sur-gery was not difficult ; and as, in America, the business of anapothecary is united to the practice of the physician, he has con*stituted himself surgeon, doctor, and apothecary. He is furiousagainst the faculty of New Orleans, telling me, they were igno-rant in the extreme; and why? because they did not judge itexpedient to receive M. de Fremaur as Doctor of Medicine. » 1st June. We took in wood at another Dutchmans, neither so wealthynor so polite as Mr, Foe ; but on account of a glass of wine whichI oflered him, his manners softened, and he conversed with me inpretty çood French, giving me some information respecting thewestern disiric^s. , . Tûv fyrXKX.

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73 Voyage to North /Iftierica and the West Indies. we passed forts Pike and Pikering, each without a garrison, andalso left to our right the first hliiff, where the vessel stopped, neara very spacious dwelling, the property of M. Foe, a Dutchman.The chambers of this mansion are peculiarly elegant and clean, norwas I a little astonished to find, in the interior of this continent,the most tasteful mahogany furniture. Mr. Foe is in possessionof a curious assortment of every species of ancient and modernarmoury, which he sells to the savages, as well as powder andball. This gentleman, who is in affluence, is very generous, andbrings up, at his own expense, from pure motives of charity, 12children, whom he treats in the same manner as his own. The right still continues a part of the Missouri territory ; théleft being dependent on the State of Tennesée, the capital ofwhich is Knoxville, situated to the east of that State, and nearthe Alleghany mountains. This province, which is watered by


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