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time when they met together to kill the Buffaloe at
the same place where Mr. Philipson's, On saw and
flour mill is no erected, and on Mill Creek, near to
where Mr. Chouteau's mill now stands—What a pro-
digious change has been operated! St. Louis, is now
ornamented with a great number of brick buildings,
and both the scholar and the courtier could move in a
circle suiting their choice and st..—

By the exertions of the Right Reverend Bishop
Louis William Du Bourg, the inhabitants have seen a
fine brick Cathedral rise, at the same spot where stood
formerly an old log Church, then sufficient, but which
now would scarcely be able to contain the tenth part
of the Catholic congregation; This elegant building
was commenced in 1818, under the superintendance
of Mr. Gabriel Paul, the Architect, and is only in
part completed: as it now stands it is 40 feet front by
135 in depth and 40 feet in height. When completed
it will have a wing on each side, running its whole
length, 22 1-2 feet wide and 25 in height; giving it a
front of 85 feet. It will have a steeple the same height
as the depth of the building, which will be provided
with several large bells expected from France. The
lot on which the Church, College, and other buildings
are erected, embraces a complete square, a part of
which is used as a burial ground. The Cathedral of
Saint Louis, can boast of having no rival in the Unit-
ed States, for the magnificence, the value and ele-
gance of her sacred vases, ornaments and paintings;
and indeed few Churches in Europe possess any
thing superior to it. It is a truly delightful sight to
an American of taste, to find in one of the remotest
towns of the Union a Church decorated with the ori-
ginal paintings of Rubens, Raphael, Guido, Paulo,
Veronze, and a number of others by the first modern
masters of the Italian, French and Flemish schools—
The ancient and precious gold embroideries which the
St. Louis Cathedral possesses, would certainly decorate
any museum in the world. All this is due to the libe-