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NICHOLAS BIDDLE TO JAMES MONROE IN 1816 ON THE BOUNDARY OF LOUISIANA.

Printed from the original manuscript in the New York Public Library.

Phila Novo 25, 1816 DEAR SIR. There is a very curious collection of maps here in the possession of M. Mellish the geographer to whom I have recommended to forward it to you. It is a General Atlas published in England in the year 1721*. What renders it interesting to us, is the map of Louisiana which must of course have been copied from the French maps of that period and in which the western limit of Louisiana is marked by a coloured & dotted line running along the Rio del Norte from its mouth to the entrance of a river called Rio Salado de Apaches de los siete rios, but which in Humboldts & the later maps is named Rio Puerco and up that river to the mountains. I have no where seen the western limit so strongly designated. This subject has long been familiar to you, and you may perhaps in the course of your researches have seen this very map, but I thought it worth while to mention it in case you may not have met with the work. If that question ever comes into discussion there are a number of works relating to Louisiana in the library of Philadelphia & of the Philosophical society, from which I could at any time extract such information as related to the boundary. The result of the election in this & the neighboring States leaves no doubt as to the next Presidency. The state of the votes here is so singular as to require some explanation. Penn” can furnish about 120, ooo voters, yet only 430.oo voted at the last election & the majority for the successful ticket was about 8ooo. The small number of votes given in is ascribable wholly to the confidence of success which prevented the majority from making any exertion, and the opposition itself was owing in a great degree to the prevailing dislike to the interference of members of Congress in the choice of a President. But what I think it right that you should understand distinctly is that neither the opposition ticket nor the smallness of the majority had any connection with the personal character of the candidate. Of this there can be no stronger demonstration than the fact that the opposition ticket contained many who if they had been chosen would have voted for you, and in truth I doubt whether you have anywhere in the Union a more confirmed popularity than in Pennsylvania. You are resuming your winter labors & I am preparing for my journey to Harris

burg. I will therefore only add that I am
very sincerely

yrs NICHOLAs BIDDLE Hon'ble JAMEs Monroe Washington * The De L'Isle map of 1718 followed in Senex's A New General Atlas (London, 1771).

LIST OF PERIODICALS IN THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, AND UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY RELATING TO RELIGION, THEOLOGY, AND CHURCH HISTORY.

Works in the New York Public Library are indicated by the letter N following the title, those in the General Theological Seminary by G, those in Union Theological Seminary by U. Lists of Jewish periodicals were printed in the BULLETIN, vol. 6 (1902), pp. 258-264, vol. 7 (1993),

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Periodicals relating to Palestine, oriental archaeology, etc., were included in the list of period

icals relating to archaeology, vol. 1 (1897), pp. 212-226. Titles of a few important religious weekly newspapers, etc., are included in this list, but both Union Seminary and New York Public Library have incomplete files of many such papers not mentioned here.

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Abogado (EI) cristiano. Mexico, 1901–1902. f*. Acta Pontificia et Decreta SS. R.R. Congregationum. Ed. Fridericus Pustet. v. 1-date. (May, 1903-date.) Roma, 1903—date. 8°. N. Current. Acta Sanctae Sedis in compendium opportune redacta et illustrata. Studio et cura V. Piazzesi. v. 1-date (1865-date). Aomae, 1865-date. 8°. N. Current. Index generalis, v. I. (covering v. 1–20.) N. Advance (The). Published weekly in the interests of congregationalism. v. 22-24, 27, 29–30, 32-34, 39–46. Chicago, 1890–1902. f*. N. Incomplete, except v. 32, 39–46. Advent Review and Sabbath Herald. v. 77– $o. Battle Creek, Mich., 1900–1903. f*. N. v. 78 lacks no. 1, v. 8o nos. 5, 27. Adviser (The); or, Vermont Evangelical Magazine, vol. I, no. 1; v.4, nos. 3, 5, 7; v. 5, nos. 3-12; v. 6, nos. 1–2, 4–7, 11. (1809–13.) Middlebury, U.

Ilustrado. v. 25.
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Africo-American Presbyterian. v. 22–25. Charlotte, M. C., 1900–1903. N. Imperfect. Alabama Baptist. v. 27, nos. 1–3, 5–8, 10– 11, 13–47; v. 28, nos. 12, 15, 18, 20–23, 25–26, 28, 30, 35–36. Montgomery, Ala., 1900–1901. f*. N. Alabama Christian Advocate. v. 20–22. Birmingham, 1901-03. N. Imperfect. “All the Days.” A year-book of New Testament Truths. Mew York [cop. 1897]. ob.48°. N. All the World. [Issued by the Salvation Army.] o 8, 21, 22 (1891, 1900–01.) London, 1891–1901. - N. Imperfect. Allgemeine Bibliothek der Biblischen Litteratur von Johann Gottfried Eichhorn. v. 1-10. Leipzig, 1787–18oo. 12°. N., U.

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American Home Missionary Society. Missionary. See Home Missionary. American (The) Illustrated Methodist Magazine. v. 4–7. St. Louis, 1900–1902. 8°. N. Imperfect. American Institute of Christian Philosophy. See Journal of Christian Philosophy. American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literature (continuing “Hebraica"). vol. 12-date. (1-date.) Chicago, 1895-date. 8°. N., U., G. Current. Quarterly. The file, under this title, begins with v. 12, the last volume of “Hebraica" being 11. American Journal of Theology, edited by the Divinity Faculty of the University of Chicago. v. 1-date. (1897-date.) Chicago, 1897-date. 8”. Current. N., G., American (The) McAll record. v. 1-21. Philadelphia, 1883–1903.] 8° and 12°. N. American Medical Missionary. Year, 5-6. (1900–1901.) Guanajuato, Mexico, 1900–1901. 8". Imperfect. N American Messenger. v. 22, no. 2-3, II; v. 30, no. 2; v. 31, no. 4; V. 33, no. 2, 5; v. 34, no. 6, Io; v. 36, no. 5-6, Io; v. 37, no. 1, 5, Io-II; v. 38, no. 1–4, 6, 9–10; v. 44, no. 7-9; v. 55, no. 4; v. 56, no. 6; v. 57, no. 10, 12; v. 58-61. Mew York [1864]-1903. f*. N. Monthly. Undenominational. American Missionary. Published by the American Missionary Association. v. 1-date. Mew York, 1847-date. 8°. U. Current. A few numbers lacking. v. 7–9; v. Io, no. 1–3; v. 12–14, 16–17, 20, [31]–34, 36-date. Wew York, 1863-date. 8°. N. Current. American Missionary Register... with the proceedings at large of the United Foreign Missionary Society. By Z. Lewis. v. 1. New York, 1821. 8°

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- N. 1820–25. U. American National Preacher. See National Preacher. American Presbyterian Almanac. 1863–66. Philadelphia, 1863–66. 12°. N. 1854–67. U. American Presbyterian Review. v. 1-4; n.s. v. 1–6; n.s. [i. e. 3. ser.] v. 1-3. Mew York, 1859–1871. 8”. N. U.

Former title, American Theological Review.

American Protestant Almanac. 1841. Mew York, 1841. 8°. N.

American Protestant. v. 20–22. 1890–92. 8°.

Weekly. Imperfect.

American Protestant Association Quarterly Review. See Quarterly Review of the American Protestant Association.

American Protestant Magazine; under direction of the Executive Committee of the American Protestant Society. v. 1–5. Mew York, 1845–1849.

Aoston,

title of monthly issues is American Protestant.

American Pulpit. ed. Raffensperger. v. 11-5 (Jan.-July, 1878). Philadelphia, 1878.

American Quarterly Church Review. See Church Review and Ecclesiastical Register.

American Quarterly Observer. July, 1833– Oct., 1834. Boston, 1833–34. 8°. U. v. 1-3. I 833–34. N. 1835 consolidated with Biblical Repository, which see. American Sunday-School Magazine. Published for the benefit of the American Sunday-School Union. v. 1, 2, 5 (1824, '25, 28). Philadelphia, 1824–28. 8°. U. v. 1. (July, 1824.) Philadelphia, 1824. 8°. N

American (The) Sunday School Teachers' Magazine and Journal of Education. v. I (1823-24) Mew York, 1824. 8°. N American Sunday-School Worker for parents and teachers. 1870–75. St. Louis, 1870–75. 8vo. U. Imperfect. v. 7, no. II; v. 8, no. 3. 1876–77. N. American Theological Review. See American Presbyterian Review. American Tract Magazine. v. 2, no. 2, 4, 7, 12; v. 3, no. 1: v.4–II; v. I2, no. 2, 4. AWew York, 1826–37. 12°. N American Tract Society's Almanac for the years 1861–63. Boston, 1861–63. 12°. N. 1872. U. American Christian Association. Monthly Journal. See Monthly Journal of the American Unitarian Association. American Christian Association. Quarterly Journal. See Quarterly Journal of the American Unitarian Association. Amerikanski Pravoslavny Vyestnik. Russian Orthodox American Messenger. v. 3-date. (189 date.) Mew York, 1899—date. 4°. N. Current. Ami (L') de la religion: Journal ecclésiastique, politique et littéraire. 1814–54. 166 v. Paris, 1814–54. 8°. N. Amoenitates Historiae ecclesiasticae et literariae. Jo. Geo. Schelhornii. 1737–38. Francos. & Ipz., 1737–38. 8°. U. Analecta Bollandiana. v. 1-date. Bruxelles, 1882—date. 8°. N., G Analekten für das Studium der exegetischen und systematischen Theologie: hrsg. von Carl A. G Keil und Heinr. G. Tzschirner. v. 11–3, 21. Leipzig, 1812–14. 8°. Anales de la propagación de la fé. Compilación periodica de las cartas de los obispos y de los misioneros de las misiones de ambos mundos y de todos los documentos relativos à los misiones y á la obra de la propagación de la fé. v. 68–69. 2 v. Lyon, 1896–97. 12°. N. Anales de la Propagación de la fé... Colección que es la continuación de las Cartas edifiantes. v. 68–69. Lyon, 1896–97. 12°. N Andover Review. A religious and theological monthly. Editors, E. C. Smyth, W. J. Tucker, J. W. Churchill, G. Harris, E. Y. Hincks. v. 1–19. (1884–93.) Boston, 1884–93. 8°. N., U. Discontinued. Andover Theological Seminary. Bulletin. See Bulletin of the Andover Theological Seminary.

Anecdota Maredsolana. Edidit D. Germanus Morin. v. 1-31-3. Maredsoli, 1893–97. 8°. N., U.

Anglican Church Chronicle. v. 20–21. Honolulu, 1901–02. 4°. N. Imperfect. Annalen der Verbreitung des Glaubens. Eine periodische Sammlung von Briefen der Bischöfe und Missionäre aus den verschiedenen Missionen beider Weltteile und aller sowohl auf die Missionen als auch auf das Werk der Verbreitung des Glaubens bezüglichen Urkunden. Aus dem Französischen tibersetzt. 1840, no. 35–36; v. 69–70 (1897–98). Strassburg, 1840–98. 12°. N. Annales de l'association de la propagation de la foi. See Annales de la propagation de la foi. Annales de bibliographie théologique. Année 3, no. 3, 5; Année 6-date (1890, '98—date). Paris, 1890-date. 8°. N. Current. Annales du Musée Guimet. See Revue de l'Histoire des Religions. Annales de philosophie chrétienne. v. I-97. Paris, 1830–8o. 8°. N., U. (partial). Annales de la première communion. n. S., I. année. 1883–84. G. Annales de la propagation de la foi. Recueil périodique des lettres des évéques et des missionnaires des missions des deux mondes et de tous les documents relatifs aux missions et à l'oeuvre de la propagation de la foi. Collection faisant suite aux Lettres edifiantes. v. 1-date. Lyon, 1826-date. 8°. N., G. Current. v. 2-6 have title: Annales de l'Association de la o de la foi. v. 1 of the N. Y. P. L. set is a reprint made in 1853. The “CEuvre de la Propagation de la foi" was formed at Lyons in 1822 to support Catholic foreign missions by small weekly collections. o: Annals are published in French, German, Italian, Flemish, Portu uese, English, Spanish: copies of the French, German, Italian, Spanish, English issues are entered here under Annalen, Annali, Anales, etc. Annali della propagazione della fede... Continuazione delle Lettre edifianti. no. 1, fasc. 1–2, 28 (1832); v. 12, no. 68 (1840); v. 68–69 (1896–97). Lione, 1832–97. 8°. N. Continuation of Annali dell' Associazione della propagazione della fede, pub. In Rome. Annali dell' Associazione della propagazione della fede. See Annali della propagazione della fede. Annals of the New Church. Compiled by C. T. Odhner. v. 1. Index v. 1. Philadelphia, 1898– 1904. 8°. - N. Annals of the Propagation of the Faith. v. 1-3, 58-60 (1839–41, 95–97). Dublin, 1839–97. 12°. N. —— v. 1–25 (1838–64). London, 1838–64. G. v. 4-9 (1843–48). London, 1843–48. U. v. 1-3 pub. in London. v. 65 (Jan.-Feb., 1902); v. 66-date (1903– date). Baltimore, 1902-date. 8°. N. The English edition was first issued in January, 1838. Annals of a Western Missionary. Edited by C. C. Townsend. v. 1–4. Mew York, 1864–67. I6°. N. Imperfect. Annuaire de Ville-Marie, origine, utilité et progrès des institutions catholiques de Montréal. Année I (1863). Montréal, 1864. 12°. N.

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