The new Jerusalem.
Nothing more lively proof of the benignity or otherwise of a locality than the nature.good or bad ,of its inhabitants.if this principle,revealed to us by philosophical truth,is correct, then the province of the Biafra is no respect inferior to
the very best of localities.says Alvares a missionary in 1400.it is almost completly flat ,though a few hills can be foundin certain parts.it is pleasants and refreshing throughout on acount of the breeze which visit the parts nearest
the sea.it has no lack of streams or of springs of excellent water ,among them those of Biguba a long -standing Portuguese settlement.just how favorable and healthy the climate is in BiafraLand,can be gathered from the doctrine
which i wish to present this point ,in other that it may provide a general rule for the assessment of localities in relation to our good or bad influence on man .for the purpose the common theory of geographical zones must be
accepted,the zones being five according to the careful analysis of geographers.we shall be discussing the torrid zone ,so called by the reason of the continetal sunshine which strikes it directly at the right angles. and turns it brown
heating it up more than any other zone.to learn its characteristics,the first logical step and specific inquiry is to see wether all torrid lands are inhabited.of this there can be no doubt ,for we can be certain that there is no land which is made unhabitable be excessive heat or undue cold .this is shown by the fact that across the equetor ,which is in the
middle of the torrid zone ,lie a good part of africa.correspondingly one may take it as confirmed that around the poles -the areas we call the frigid zones,each stretching 23degree or 412 leagues -the cold is not so excessive that it
is possible to live .on the contrary ,it is stated by Holau Magnus ,one time archbishop of upsala ,who shoukld be trustworrdy because he came from the land and becasue he had penetrate to 86 degree .writing in his history which describes the people of the north ,that men live in the middle of the northern frigid.