The elevation of the vast plateau on which this lake is situated, is estimated by Captain Bonneville at one and three-fourths
of a mile above the level of the ocean.
Three-fourths black; barber and waiter; from Kentucky; nineteen years free; paid for self and family over three thousand dollars; deacon in the Baptist church.
Three-fourths black; white-washer; from Kentucky; nine years free; paid fifteen hundred dollars for self and family; recently died, aged sixty; worth six thousand dollars."
Will each bring the result of his labours into a common stock?--the individual husbandman, for example, producing for four, and labouring four times as long and as much as he need in the provision of food with which he supplies others as well as himself; or will he have nothing to do with others and not be at the trouble of producing for them, but provide for himself alone a fourth of the food in a fourth of the time, and in the remaining three-fourths
of his time be employed in making a house or a coat or a pair of shoes, having no partnership with others, but supplying himself all his own wants?
Taking the mean for the distance, the amount will be eight hundred and sixty-eight miles and three-fourths
. The mean distance from the Atlantic to the Mississippi does not probably exceed seven hundred and fifty miles.
It might be more according to the rights of things, to say Two-thirds; it might be more according to the rights of things, to say Three-fourths. On those points he was ever open to correction.
Such was the greed of the fellow, that his mind had shot beyond halves, two-thirds, three-fourths, and gone straight to spoliation of the whole.
A first-class steamer, to be under his own command, and capable of accommodating at least one hundred and fifty cabin passengers, will be selected, in which will be taken a select company, numbering not more than three-fourths
of the ship's capacity.
Besides, the dilation of the hydrogen involved no danger, and only three-fourths
of the vast capacity of the balloon was filled when the barometer, by a depression of eight inches, announced an elevation of six thousand feet.
The eyes, of myriad facets, cover three-fourths
of the head, permitting the creature to see in all directions at one and the same time.
Slumkey himself contributed, through a confidential friend of his butler's, more than three-fourths
of the whole sum subscribed.
Accordingly, the forger was put to Death; the utterer of a bad note was put to Death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to Death; the purloiner of forty shillings and sixpence was put to Death; the holder of a horse at Tellson's door, who made off with it, was put to Death; the coiner of a bad shilling was put to Death; the sounders of three-fourths
of the notes in the whole gamut of Crime, were put to Death.