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of them are covered with trees, others with shrubs,
some show little lawns or spots of grass, heaps of
barren rocks, or gently sloping shores; and most
of them are ornamented with gaceful pines, hem-
locks, and other tall trees, collected in groups, or
standing alone, and disposed with most charming
variety. Sometimes an island will be observed
just large enough to support a few fine trees, or
perhaps a single one, while the next may appear
like a solid mass of bushes and wild flowers;
near at hand, perhaps, is a third, with a dark grove
of pines, and a decaying old trunk in front of it;
and thus, through every interval between the is-
lands as you pass along, another and another laby-
rinth is opened to view, among little isolated
spots of ground, divided by narrow channels,
from which it seems impossible for a person who
should have entered them, ever to find his way
out. Some of the islands look almost like ships
with their masts ; and many have an air of light-
ness as if they were sailing upon the lake.

After passing the Narrows, the lake widens
again, and the retrospect is, for several miles,
through that passage, with Tongue Mountain on
the west, and Black Mountain opposite, the Lu-
zerne range appearing at a great distance between
them. The mountains in view have generally
rounded summits ; but the sides are in many pla-
ces broken by precipitous ledges. They are in-
habited by wolves, deer, rattlesnakes, &c.

The lake contains abundance of the finest perch,
bass and other fish : trout are found in a stream
flowing into the southern part. Near the south-
ern shore are the ruins of Fort William Henry
and Fort George, celebrated in the early wars
with the French.

George, St. an island of the United States, in
ihe strait of St. Mary which forms the communi-
cation between Lake Superior and Lake Huron.

George, St. an island in the gulf of Mexico, op-
posite the mouth of the Apalachicola. Long.
34. 50. W., lat. 29. 30. N.

Georgeville, p.v. Franklin Co. Ohio.

Georgetown, a maritime district of South Car-
olina, bounded on the S. by the Santee river,
jvhich divides it from Charleston district; it
has 34 m. of sea-coast, indented with several
amall inlets. Black Diver, Cedar and Lynches
Creeks, the great «ind little Pedee, and the
W aceamaws river, all unite their waters in this
district, which comprises a surface of about 900
squire miles, exceedingly fertile in rice and cot-
ton. Pop. 19.943.

Georgetown, a city of the District of Columbia
adjoining Washington, from which it is separated
by a small creek. It stands on She east bank of
the Potomac at the head or tide water. The
site of the town is very pleasant, occupying a
succession of hills rising gradually from the river.
On a height overlooking the town stands a cath-
olic monastery. The streets of the town are
regular and the houses generally of brick. It
fias a considerable trade in the exportation of to-
bacco and flour. Pop. 8.441. A canal from the Po-
tomac to the Ohio begins at this place.
See Po-
tomae and, Ohio Canal

Georgetown, p.t. the chief town of the district
of that name in S. Carolina, stands on Winyaw
Bay near the mouth of the Pedee, 13 m. from the
sea ; and has considerable commerce. *

Georgetown is also the name of 9 other towns
and villages in different parts of the United
States ; namely,Lincoln Co. Me. Pop. Mad-
ison Co. N. 2. Pop. 1,094. Meroei Co. Ps., Beaver
2 E

Co. Pa., Sussex Co. Delware, Kent Co. Mary!
Warren Co Geo., Harrison Co. Ohio, Dearborn,
Co. Ind.

Georgia, a country of Asia, called by the Per
sians, Curdistan, and by the Turks, Gurtc ji. It is
one of the seven Caucasian nafions, in the coun-
tries between the Black sea and the Caspian, and
the lat. of 39. and 43. N., and comprehenaa the
ancient Iberia and Colchis. It is bounded on
the N. by Circassia, E. by Daghestan and Scair-
van, S. by Armenia, and W. by Cuban, or the
new Russian government of Caucasia. It is
divided into 9 provinces. Of these, 5 ibrin
what is commonly called the kingdom of Geor-

f ia; and four the kingdom or principality of
meritia. The last reigning prince, Heraclius,
ceded this country to Russia on his death, which
happened in 1800. The hills of Georgia are cov
ered with forests of oak, ash, beech, chestnuts,
walnuts, and elms, encircled with vines, growing
perfectly wild, but producing vast quantities of
grapes, from which much wine and brandy are
made. Cotton grows spontaneously, as well as
the finest European fruit trees. Rice, wheat,
millet, hemp, and flax, are raised on the plains,
almost without culture. The valleys afford the
finest pasturage, the rivers are full of fish, the
mountains abound in minerals, and the climate
is healthy. The rivers of Georgia, the principal
of which is the Kur, falling into the Caspian Sea,
being fed by mountain torrents, are always ei-
ther too rapid or too shallow for the purposes of
navigation. The Georgians are Christians of the
Greek communion, and appear to have received
their name from their attachment to St. George,
the tutelary saint of these countries. Their dress
nearly resembles that of the Cossacs ; but men of
rank frequently wear the habit of Persia. They
usually dye their hair, beards, and nails with
red. The women employ the same colour to stain
the palms of their hands. On their head they
wear a cap or fillet, under which their black hair
falls on their forehead ; behind it is braided into
several tresses : their eyebrows are painted with
black, in such a manner as to form one entire line
and the face is coated with white and red. They
are celebrated for their beauty : but their air and
manners are extremely voluptuous. The Georg-
ians have great skill in the use of the bow and
are deemed excellent soldiers : but the men have
no virtue, except courage; fathers sell their
children, and sometimes their wives. Both sexes
are addicted to drunkenness, and are particularly
fond of brandy. The other inhabitants of Georgia
are Tartars, Ossi, and Armenians. These last
are found all over Georgia, sometimes mixed with
the natives, and sometimes in villages of their
own. They speak among themselves their own
language, but all understand and can talk the
Georgians. Besides these there are a considera-
ble number of Jews, some having villages of their
own, and others mixed with the Georgian, Armen-
ian and Tartar inhabitants, but never with the Ossi;
the aggregate number amount to 320,000. The
Christians of the country in part follow the rites
of the Armenian, and in part that of the Greek
church; and they are represented as the most
tractable Christians in the east. Teflis is the
capital. See

Georgia, one of the United States of America,
bounded N. by Tennessee and N. Carolina, E. by
S. Carolina and the ocean ; S. by Florida, and W.
by Alabama. It lies between 30. 20. and 35. N.
lat. and 81. and 86. 48. W. long. It is 300 m. in


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