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7638. RIVER, James.—

James River itself
affords a harbor for vessels of any size in
Hampton Road, but not in safety through the
whole winter. * * * In some future state
of population, I think it possible, that its navigation
may also be made to interlock with that
of the Potomac, and through that to communicate
by a short portage with the Ohio.—
Notes on Virginia. Washington ed. viii, 251. Ford ed., iii, 89.