Drafts of an essay on the geography of France

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5. France is bounded on ye. N. by ye. British Channel & ye. Netherlands. On ye. E. by Germany, Switzerland, Savoy, & Piemont, from which it is seperated by ye. Alps. On ye. S. by ye. Mediterranean, & ye. Pyrinean Mounta & On ye. W. by ye. Atlantick Ocean. France Extends from ye. 42. to ye. 51. Deg. of N. Lat. & 11. Deg. of Lon. It Greatest Rivers are 1. ye. Seine on which Paris ye. Capital is built; which runs into ye. Channel. 2. ye. Loire. 3 ye. Garonne. which run into ye. Ocean 4. ye. Rhosne, which goes into ye. Mediterranean. France is divided into 1. ye. General Govern. of Paris. 2. of ye. Isle of France. 3. Picardy. 4. Champagne. 5. Burgundy. 6. Dauphiné, 7. Provence. 8 Languedoc 9. ye. Govern. du Foix. 10. Navarre & Bearn. 11. Guyenne & Gasconny. 12. Saintonge & Angomois. 13. D'Aums. 14. Poitou. 15. Bretagne. 16. Normandy. 17. Havre de Grace 18. du Maine. & du Perche. 19. Orleans 20. Nivernois. 21. Bourbonois. 22. Lyons. 23. D.'Auvergne. 24. Du Limosin. 25. De la Marche. 26. ye. Govern. of Berry. 27. Touraine. 28. Anjou. 29. Saumur. 30. Flanders. 31 Dunkirk. 32. Metz, &. Verdun. 33. Toul, 34. Alsace. 35. Franche Comté. and 36. Roussillon The Principal Islands belonging to France are Ushent, Ré, & Oleron in ye. Atlantick Ocean. & Hieres in ye Mediterranean. In general France produces Corn, Wines Wool &c. All ye. Edicts of their K. are of equal force with our Acts of Parl, & ye. whole legislative as well as executive power is vested in [[unclear]] Ye. French have been always remarkable for their good troops. they daily improve & increase their Maritime forces; which must be very disagreable to all who are truly Britons.