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A HISTORY

OF TIIE

CHARACTER AND ACHIEVEMENTS

OF THE SO-CALLED

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS,

HARVARD
COLLEGE
LIBHAHY

BY

A ARON GOODRICH/

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“ As the most obscure soldier of an army may sometimes by a fiery arrow destroy the strongest
fortress of the enemy, so may the weakest man, when he makes himself the courageous champion of
truth, orercome the most solid ramparts of superstition and error."

Mavor.

WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS, AND AN APPENDLI.

NEW YORK:
D. APP LETON AND COMPANY,
54 9 & 551 BROADWAY.

1874.

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A few months before his lamented death, while this work was yet in progress, Hon. WILLIAM H. SEWARD had kindly permitted its dedication to himself, but, in the interval which elapsed before its completion, the nation was called to mourn the loss of one of her greatest sons, and the author that of a revered and beloved friend. It is, therefore, as a tribute to his memory, that this volume is inscribed.

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