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STATISTICAL, POLITICAL, AND HISTORICAL

ACCOUNT

OF

THE UNITED STATES

OF

NORTH AMERICA;

FROM THE PERIOD OF THEIR FIRST COLONIZATION

TO THE PRESENT DAY.

By D. B. WARDEN,
LATE CONSUL FOR THE UNITED STATES AT PARIS,

&c. &c.

VOLUME I.

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND CO. EDINBURGH ;

LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,

AND HURST, ROBINSON, AND COMPANY, LONDON.

1819.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

In this work, it has been the author's object to exhibit as complete a body of information, respecting the progress and present situation of the United States, as the existing sources of information could supply. He has spared neither pains nor expence, in collecting materials; and, besides what he could procure through the ordinary channels, he has been favoured with communications from intelli, gent correspondents in different quarters of the Union. Throughout, he has been solicitous for the accuracy of his statements, and he has generally given authorities for facts of importance. These he could have easily multiplied, had it been necessary. His information has been drawn almost entirely from original sources; and, indeed, so rapid and extraordinary have been the changes in the state of the country, within these few

years, that he could derive but little assistance from

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