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OP THE

UNITED STATES

AMERICA.

WRITTEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF PEACE.

BY

M. MURRAY.

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BOSTON:
BENJAMIN B. MUSSEY & CO.

NEW BEDFORD: C. & A. TABER.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by
M. Mureat,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

BOSTON:

Printed By Damrell & Mooes,
16 Devonshire Street,

PREFACE.

The following work is offered to those, who, not 'wishing to withhold from the reader or student, the knowledge of-the American wars, regard it as important that this knowledge be communicated in such a manner as to strengthen a love of peace, and to excite reflections not inconsistent with those suggested by the words of the apostle, "Whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?"

The most approved authors have been consulted to obtain accurate information on all subjects worthy of notice in a work on American History, some of which are not usually embraced in similar works; such, for example, as the United States Exploring Expedition and the Manners and Customs of the North American

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