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1. France is bounded on ye. N. by ye. British Channel, & Flanders; on ye. E. by Germany, Switzerland, Savoy & Italy; on ye. S. by ye. Mediterranean & Spain; & on ye. W. by ye. Atlantick Ocean. It extends from ye. 42d. to ye. 51st. Deg. of N. Lat. & above 11. Deg. of Long. ye. Air of France is healthy & temperate, being neither troubl'd with ye. excessive cold of ye. Northern Nations, nor ye. intence heats of Spain & Italy. [[deletion]] this is [[unclear]] reason it has [[/deletion]] [[deletion]] so great plenty of Corn, Wine, Oil & [[unclear]] [[/deletion]] . [[deletion]] We must also confess yt France is happily Situated [[/deletion]] [[deletion]] for [[unclear]] extensive Trade, having ports in ye. British [[/deletion]] [[deletion]] Channel, in ye Atlantick Ocean, & in ye. Mediterranean [[/deletion]] . It has five Rivers, of which ye. most famous are, 1. ye. Seine which runs into ye. British Channel, & on which Paris ye. Capital of this Km. is built. 2. ye. Loire & 3 ye. Garrone flow into ye. Atlantick Ocean; & ye. Rhone goes into ye. Mediterranean. It would be a great instance of negligence whilst talking of these Rivers, not to mention ye. Canal made in ye. Reign of Lewis XIV. by which [[unclear]] passage is made between ye. Atlantick Ocean & ye. Mediterranean. As to Mountains. ye. Alps divides France from Italy; ye. Pyrenees from Spain, & ye. Cevennes Run thro' Lower Languedoc to Auvergne. This Km. is divided into [[deletion]] [[unclear]] [[/deletion]] [[addition]] 33 [[/addition]] prov. or Govern. s. viz. 1. Normandy. 2. Picardy. 3. Flanders. 4 Lorraine. 5. Alsace. in ye. N. 6. Franche- Comté, 7. Dauphiny. 8. Provence in ye. E. 9. Languedoc. 10. Roussillon. 11. ye. Govern. of Foix. 12. Navarre & Bearn in ye. S. 13. Guyenne & Gascony; 14. Saintonge & Angoumois; 15 d.Aumis