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CONTAINING THE MOST INTERESTING
FACTS, TRADITIONS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, ANECDOTÈS, ETC
RELATING TO ITS HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES, FROM ITS FIRST
SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT TIME,
COMPILED FROM ORIGINAL RECORDS AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS.
ILLUSTRATED BY NEARLY
ONE HUNDRED ENGRAVINGS
PUBLIC BUILDINGS, RELICS OF ANTIQUITY, HISTORIO LOCALITIES, NATURAL SCENERY,
PORTRAITS OF DISTINGUISHED MEN, ETC., ETO
AUTHOR OF THE “ STATISTICS OP GEORGIA," ROXORARY MEMBER OF TIE WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
THE BROOKLYN INSTITUTE, ETC., ETO.
No. 79 JOHN-STREET.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853,
BY PUDNEY & RUSSELL,
PUDNEY & RUSSELL, Printers and Stereotypers,
No. 79 John-street, New York.
THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING LETTERS IN RELATION TO THE
“ HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF GEORGIA. »
Near Darien, Geo., 20th Aug., 1853. DEAR SIR :
The perusal of a part of the manuscript of your work, The Historical Collections of Georgia, enables me to give a very favorable opinion of its general plan, and of the execution of those portions which have proceeded from your pen.
In collecting together, in a permanent and accessible form, many curious and valuable facts of the early history of Georgia, now only existing in tradition, in manuscript, or in scarce books, you are rescuing from oblivion a large fund of information which should interest the living, and will be precious to the future historian.
I am very truly, your obedient servant,
J. HAMILTON COUPER. The Rev. George White.
Macon, GEORGIA, 21st July, 1853. Rev. George White,
I have read with pleasure the full statement with which you have been kind enough to furnish me, of the plan, objects and contents of your forthcoming work, under the title of Historical Collections of Georgia.
Such a work is worthy of the time, labor, and ability, which I have sufficient reason to know you have devoted to its composition, and will be, without doubt, most acceptable to our own people, and to all who are interested in our great State.
It is obliged to be a valuable contribution to our incipient literature. It ought to be, and I am satisfied will be, a household book. Not the least element of its value will consist in the material which it will furnish for the history of Georgia-a history which yet remains to be written.