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Frances A. Henshaw's Book of Penmanship EXECUTED at the Middlebury Female Academy April 29, 1823 presented to her son T. A. Post -- Feb 4th 1872

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bounded North by OHIO East by VIRGINIA south by TENNESSEE West by MISSOURI Kentucky There are caves in Kentucky of several miles in length under a fine limestone rock suported by curious arches & Pillars This country generally lies on a bed of…

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Tennessee Tennessee was formerly part of North Carolina and was ceded by that state to the United States in 1789. It was admitted into the Union as one of the states in 1796 +++++ On the Enchanted Mountains there are on several rocks a number of…

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Henshaw's description of Georgia (like several other states in her book) lacks cardinal orientation or labels for bordering regions and bodies of water -- but this makes it no less interesting to attempt to parse geographically.

She heads the text…

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North Carolina's text is laid out a in two adjoining half-circles, nestled into a wreath. Directional boundaries are listed, including Virginia, the Atlantic, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

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bounded North by MASSACHUSETTS East by MASSACHUSETTS South by the ATLANTICK West by CONNECTICUT Rhode Island This state is hilly though there are no very high mountains. The literature of this state is confined principally to the towns of…

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Bounded North by CANADA East by NEW BRUNSWICK South by the Atlantick West by NEW HAMPSHIRE MAINE The winters here are severe with less changeable weather than in the more southern N England states. Portland the Capital situated on Peninsula in long…

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