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The fall from the levee to Bayou St. John, which communicates with _Lac Pontchartrain_, is about thirty feet, and the distance one mile.
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There was an occasional alligator swimming comfortably along in the canal, and an occasional picturesque colored person on the bank, flinging his statue-rigid reflection upon the still water and watching for a bite. And by-and-bye we reached the West End, a collection of hotels of the usual light summer-resort pattern, with broad verandas all around, and the waves of the wide and blue Lake Pontchartrain lapping the thresholds.
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On the 16th of December I continued on to Mobile in the steamer Fashion by way of Lake Pontchartrain; saw there most of my personal friends, Mr. and Mrs. Bull, Judge Bragg and his brother Dunbar, Deshon, Taylor, and Myers, etc., and on the 19th of December took passage in the steamboat Bourbon for Montgomery, Alabama, by way of the Alabama River.
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One day, as General Twiggs was coming across Lake Pontchartrain, he fell in with one of his old cronies, who was an extensive grocer.
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Before the ordinance of secession was passed, or the convention had assembled, on the faith of a telegraphic dispatch sent by the two Senators, Benjamin and Slidell, from their seats in the United States Senate at Washington, Governor Moore ordered the seizure of all the United States forts at the mouth of the Mississippi and Lake Pontchartrain, and of the United States arsenal at Baton Rouge.
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The married couple were enjoying their honeymoon, and entertaining a brilliant circle of friends in their splendid villa, near Lake Pontchartrain, when, one day, a letter was brought to him in _that_ well-remembered writing.
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At this time in our story, the whole St. Clare establishment is, for the time being, removed to their villa on Lake Pontchartrain.
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In dreams, a gentle voice came over his ear; he was sitting on the mossy seat in the garden by Lake Pontchartrain, and Eva, with her serious eyes bent downward, was reading to him from the Bible; and he heard her read.
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Jean Phelypeaux, comte de Maurepas et de Pontchartrain, naquit en 1709.
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Disgracié en 1749, il fut exilé à Bourges, puis dans sa terre de Pontchartrain près de Versailles.
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Né en 1716, il épousa mademoiselle de Pontchartrain, sœur de M. de Maurepas.
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Vite chez Barbezieux, chez Pontchartrain, chez Chamillart, chez Voysin, chez leurs parents, chez leurs amis, chez leurs domestiques.
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I suggested to the General-in-chief the idea of a campaign against Mobile, starting from Lake Pontchartrain.
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Following his example, Pontchartrain, Torcy, and the most distinguished lords of the Court, did the same.
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Our fleet, too, hearing that a much superior naval force was coming to the assistance of the enemy, and being, thanks to Pontchartrain, utterly unable to meet it, was obliged to weigh anchor, and sailed away to Toulon.
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After we had been there but eight or ten days, I received a letter from Pontchartrain, who sent me word that the King had learnt with surprise I was at Rouen, and had charged him to ask me why I was there: so attentive was the King as to what became of the people of mark, he was accustomed to see around him!
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The first courier who brought the intelligence of it, had been despatched by the commander of the fleet, and had been conducted to the King by Pontchartrain, who had the affairs of the navy under his control.
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Chamillart, who received this second courier, was piqued to excess that Pontchartrain had outstripped him with the news.
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He declared that the news did not belong to the navy, and consequently Pontchartrain had no right to carry it to the King.
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The public, strangely enough, sided with Chamillart, and on every side Pontchartrain was treated as a greedy usurper.
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Examples of Pontchartrain

Example #1
This fall is certainly inconsiderable; but I apprehend that it would be sufficient to drain the streets effectually, if proper attention were directed to that object.
Example #2
At high water the river rises three feet above any part of the city; consequently, were it not for levees that have been constructed here, and also along the banks of the river for more than a hundred miles, at both sides, above and below, the whole country would be periodically inundated.
Example #3
We had dinner on a ground-veranda over the water-the chief dish the renowned fish called the pompano, delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.
Example #4
Thence, we drove a few miles across a swamp, along a raised shell road, with a canal on one hand and a dense wood on the other; and here and there, in the distance, a ragged and angular-limbed and moss-bearded cypress, top standing out, clear cut against the sky, and as quaint of form as the apple-trees in Japanese pictures-such was our course and the surroundings of it.
Example #5
We reached Montgomery at noon, December 23d, and took cars at 1 p. m. for Franklin, forty miles, which we reached at 7 p. m., thence stages for Griffin, Georgia, via La Grange and Greenville.
Example #6
We reached New Orleans December 11, 1843, where I spent about a week visiting the barracks, then occupied by the Seventh Infantry; the theatres, hotels, and all the usual places of interest of that day.