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October 16, -continued
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and head of Doag Creek and reach the White House Landing but failed by bearing too much to the left and coming out at the mouth of Doag Creek. The bluff on the Potomac side is here some 30 feet high,the upper half being occupied with Pleistocene. Below this are 7 or 8 feet of marine, mostly Chesapeake sand. The lower 7 or 8 feet are coarse nearly white Potomac sands, but at the very top of these there was found at one point buff colored clay, nicely laminated and full of vegetable remains. I spent an hour collecting and got all I could carry. They are mostly dicotyledons, very remarkable in character including Menispermitis and crenate toothed leaves
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that seem different from those found at Ft. Foote or at Snows in Alabama. Some look much like Populus. There are other types, including one with the blade deeply cut into narrow lobes with rounded sinuses. One specimen seems to show the [[culm?]] of a grass characteristically bent, and there are some small objects resembling inflorescence.
[[indent]]This bluff is mostly overgrown with trees, shrubs, and other vegetation, and there is much talus, but wherever I could get through these at low levels & found Potomac sand.
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