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Autor:  Maria Letícia
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  19/SET/2009 12:27 PM
Assunto:  American Colonization II


How can we tranlate the sentence in bold ? . im me lay??

and the Apallatians are as montanhas Apalaches ( ? ) .


George Washington emerged from the Revolutionary War as the general

who had led the Continental Army to victory. In the 1780s, he returned

to his dream of establishing a company to build a canal system on the

upper reaches of the Potomac River, a vision he first had fostered dur-­

ing the early 1770s. A year after the end of the war, Washington set

out on horseback into western Virginia. His purpose was to plan, “as

much as in me lay, the inland navigation of the Potomac.”* His second-­

ary purpose was to view land that he owned in the region—­

thousands of acres that had been granted to him by the British government for his

services in the French and Indian War of the 1750s and 1760s.

Washington returned from his investigations of the upper

Potomac more convinced than ever that a canal system could be

built. He wrote to the governor of Virginia to suggest that a company

be established to order the specific survey work necessary for a

water project that might connect the Potomac River with the Ohio

River beyond the Appalachians. This company would become the

Patowmack Company.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 American Colonization II  –  Maria Letícia  19/SET/2009, 12:27 PM
American Colonization II  –  Dale-CR  19/SET/2009, 1:14 PM
American Colonization II  –  PPAULO  21/SET/2009, 10:52 PM

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