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The States of MISSISSIPPI and LOUISIANA were settled by the French. TEXAS was settled by people from Mexico, from the United States, and almost all the European nations. KENTUCKY, TENNESSEE, ARKANSAS, and MISSOURI, were settled from the older States, chiefly from Virginia and Carolina. MARYLAND was an English colony, named after Henrietta Maria, queen of Charles I. of England. The first settlement was formed at St. Mary's, in 1634. com 59 A GEOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS 60 DELAWARE was settled, in 1627, by Swedes and Finns; afterwards by Dutch and English.
PERSIAN LADY. TURK. Page 35 QUESTIONS. • Did the old world have many Inhabitants? Long-lived? Wicked? • Had God a right to destroy men? • How did he do it? • Did it take Noah long to prepare the ark? • Must it not have been a very large boat to require so long a time to build? • Who were saved in it? • Are the families of the earth sprung from them? • What covenant did God make with Noah? • Do you know why He made it? • What sign did He select? com A GEOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS 51 • Where did God confound the speech of men?
Page 39 Charleston, S. ; St. , are the prominent commercial towns of their respective States. Baltimore, Maryland, outranks them all in commercial importance. Capitals. • Alabama. . . Montgomery • Missouri. . . Jefferson City • South Carolina. . . Columbia • Mississippi. . . Jackson • Virginia. . . Richmond • Tennessee. . . com A GEOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS • Kentucky. . . Frankfort • Georgia. . . Milledgeville • North Carolina. . . Raleigh • Texas. . . Austin • Arkansas. . . Little Rock • Maryland.