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Text for Page 070 [08-15-1853]

              larly beautiful.      Rain continues.        I talk in my cabin with
Lewis & Mc Elrath.     Former tells me how little copper is
to be found in �Copper harbour,� no works now, there.         At
supper, I sat next the Font du Lac Man, Godefroi, and
get him talking of Indians. He has a just estimate of the
contemptible red man.  Has spent 10 years at the extreme
west of Lake Superior, trading with Indians, and now is
resolved to abandon it, for civilization.   Knows half a score of
Indian tongues, and is a character.     Promises to narrate his
life, for my benefit.                      Folk are dancing in the aft
cabin.   We�re now at Eagle Harbour.    Houses, an hotel,
night and rain.    Tis said we tarry here till morning, but er-
roneously so.       Abed by 9.
  16.  Tuesay.   Heard of matters occurring last night.  How,
a poor Frenchman had been taken aboard, his comrade having
been swept over from fishing boat in last night�s squall.   How the
sun must have gone down to him.        By the end of breakfast
we were close upon Ontonagon, the place of most import on the
Southern slope of Superior.    All behind, some miles on the
copper mines. Here was found, on the Ontonagon river the two ton mass of copper 
	alluded to by  Disembarking, after much delay, owing to the shal-
lowness Claude Allouez. of the water;  (the Ontonagonites want an appropriation
of & from congress to remove a sand-bar, vastly;) we reached the
shore in boats.      �Tis a flourishing place, considering its location.
Unfinished pier, and large stones.           With Lewis & another, after
purchasing mineral specimens, for a 1/4 mile walk along the lake
shore, backwards, to an Indian encampment.        There arriving,
we found an Indian breakfast party.     An old squaw, squarely               
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