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Un the ensl n sKi.rts ouu mués mong he Rocky Mountaiiis, on the south 30U Tiiles along the Pacific Ocenn, on the Xorth 250 miles along the North Amercan posscssions of Russin and England. Fhis área or immense valley contains 360,000 square miles - capable undonbt?dly of forming seven states as large as New York, or forty states of thedimen;ionsoi'Massachuseits. Someoflhe islanda jn the coast are very large - sufficicnt to ibrm a state by themselves. These are sitúate north of the parallel of 48. Van;ouver's Island, 200 miles ín length and 30 in breadth, contains 12,000 square miles - an área larger thon Massachusetts ná Connecticut. Queen Charlotte's, or rather Washington Island, too, 150 miles in length nnd 30 in breadth, contains íl)00 square miles. On both of these immense islands, thougli they liebelwecn ;he high parallels of 48 and 54 degrees, he soil is said to be well adapted to 1 culture. The straits and circumjaccnt maters nbound in físh of the finest quality. 3oü of good quaJity, andother veins of íriinerálsj have been found. Asix great Naval Power, il has been ihe darling object of Britain lo belt the world with her navy, having it connected by various posts, or harbors, so situated that in a very short period a strong forcé might be collccied at a centre, either for aggression or defence. This objeét she has fairly accomplished, or rather fully iccompHshed. On the right hand is ihe Ganadas, the West India Isles, the Falkland Isles, New Zealand, Australia. On LheleftSt. Helena, Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, Hindostán, and she isaboutto form a settlement on the northern of Borneo. This will connect her with her last acquired possession, - ihe Island of Chusan. She has never entered into any conflict, but With A'rhërica, iñ whióh she has riot come ofT a conqueror, havingreaped fortwo hundml past, soitie fruit in every war. We do riot say thatnation is any the happier lor being great w erhaps not as happy, but Great Briiain t, oes not look merely to the having possesef ion of a place, slie also looks to what ind of a place it is. th