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to the Rev. Mr. MARTIN, of Vincennes; to J. W. RYLAND, Esq. of Cincinnati; to J. B. Durer, Esq. of Logansport; and to Dr. MUNSELL, of Indianapolis; from whom, collectively, I have received essential assistance in the examination of a large collection of French records, and in the task of translating sundry French ordinances, and other public documents.
A list of the names of persons from whom I have received rare and valuable manuscripts, and aid and encouragement in the midst of perplexing difficulties, shall be published in the form of an appendix, at the close of the second volume of this work. The following is a list of the titles of the principal authorities which I have examined, carefully, in the course of a laborious investigation of confused traditions, contradictory narratives, and questionable records :
American Archives: Fourth Series: Containing a Documentary History of the English Colonies in North America, from the King's message to Parliament, of March 7, 1774, to the Declaration of Independence by the United States.---Published at Washington, by M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force, under authority of an act of Congress, passed on the 20 of March, 1833.
American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, from the first session of the first to the tbird session of the thirteenth Congress, inclusive: Commencing March 3, 1789, and ending March 3, 1815.-Selected and edited, under the authority of Congress, by Walter Lowrie, Secretary of the Senate, and Matthew St. Clair Clarke, Clerk of the House of Representatives.
An Historical and Chronological Deduction of the Origin of Commerce, from the earliest accounts: Containing an history of the great commercial interests of the British Empire, &c.-By Adam Anderson. 4 vols. quarto; London, 1801.
Reports from Committees of the [British] House of Commons, from 1715 to 1801: Or. dered by the House of Commons to be printed. 15 vols. quarto.
Meres' Annual Historical Register, containing an impartial relation of all transactions, Foreign and Domestic," from 1714 to 1737. 22 vols. 12mo.; London.
Dodsley's Annual Register, from 1758 to 1819. 61 vols. 8vo.; London.
A collection of all the Laws of Virginia, from the first session of the Legislature in 1619 to the year 1792: By William Waller Hening. 13 vols. 8vo.
The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution : Published under the direction of the President of the United States, from the original manuscripts in the Department of State, conformably to the resolutions of Congress, of March 27th, 1818: Edited by Jared Sparks. 12 vols. 8vo.
Secret Journals of the Congress of the Confederation : Published under the direction of the President of the United States, conformably to resolution of Congress of March 27, 1818, and April 21, 1820.
Journals of the American Congress, from 1774 to 1778. 4 vols. 8vo.
Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America, from the commencement of the first to the termination of the nineteenth Congress: Printed by order of the Senate of the United States.
Journals of Congress.
Elements of General History: Translated from the French of the Abbe Millot. Part second— Modern History. 3 vols. 8vo.; London, 1779.
The Writings of George Washington; being his correspondence, addresses, messages, and other papers, official and private, selected and published from the original manuscripts, by Jared Sparks. 12 vols. 8vo.
The works of Benjamin Franklin, containing several political and historical tracts, not included in any former edition, and many letters official and private not hitherto published, with notes and a life of the author : By Jared Sparks. 10 vols. 8vo.; Boston, 1840.
History of the Political Systems of Europe and its Colonies, from the discovery of Amer. ica to the independence of the American continent: By A. H. L. Heeren, professor of History in Gottingen, and member of the Royal French Academy of Inscriptions. [Trans. lated from the German, by George Bancroft.] 2 vols. 8vo.
The History of the United States of North America, till the British Revolution in 1688 : By James Grabame, Esq. 2 vols. 8vo.
The Annals of America, from the discovery of Columbus, in the year 1492 to the year 1826 : By Abiel Holmes, D. D. 2 vols. 8vo.
The Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States of America, from the signing of the definitive treaty of peace, 10th September, 1783, to the adoption of the Constitution, March 4, 1789: Published under the direction of the Secretary of State.
Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society. 2 vols. 8vo.
Tracts and other Papere, relating principally the origin, sett nent, and progress of the Colonies in North America, from the discovery of the country to the year 1776: Col. lected by Peter Force. 2 vols. 8vo.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, arranged in systematic order, forming a complete history of the origin and progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Conmerce, by sea and land, from the earliest ages to the present time; By Robert Kerr, F. R. S. and F. A. S. 18 vols. 8vo.; Edinburgh, 1816.
The History of the discovery and settlement of America : By William Robertson, D. D., Principal of the University of Edinburgh, &c. &c. &c. 1 vol. 8vo.
The History of Louisiana, particularly of the cession of that Colony to the United States of America: By Barbe Marbois. 1 vol. 8vo.
Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies from the papers Thomas Jefferson : Edited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph. 4 vols. 8vo.; 1830.
The History of New Hampshire, comprehending the events of une complete century, from the discovery of the river Piscataqua : By Jeremy Belknap, A, M. 3 vols. 8vo.
The History of Pennsylvania, in North America, from the original institution and set. tlement of that Province, under the first Proprietor and Governor William Penn, in 1681, till the year 1742; and a brief description of the said Province, and of the general state in which it flourished, principally between the years 1760 and 1770. By Robert Proud. 2 vols. 8vo. History of the Colonization of the United States: By George Bancroft.
3 vols. 8vo, A History of the Colonies planted by the English on the continent of North America, from their settlement to the commencement of the war which terminated their ade pendence: By John Marshall. 1 vol. 8vo.
Laws of the Colonial and State Governments relating to Indians and Indian Affairs, from 1633 to 1831, inclusive. 1 vol. 8vo.
The Life of Thomas Jefferson, tbird President of the United States, with parts of his Correspondence never before published: By George Tucker, professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Virginia. 2 vols. 8vo,; 1837.
Notes on the State of Virginia : By Thomas Jefferson. 1 vol. 12mo.
The Life of Joseph Brant-Thayendanegea; including the Border Wars of the Amer ican Revolution, and sketches of the Indian Campaigns of Generals Harmar, St. Clair, and Wayne; and other matters connected with the Indian Relations of the United States and Great Britain, from the Peace of 1783 to the Indian Peace of 1795. By William L. Stone. 2 vols. 8vo.
The History of the late Province of New York, from its discovery to the appointment of Governor Colden, in 1762: By the Hon. William Smith, formerly of New York, and late Chief Justice of Lower Canada : Published under the direction of the New York Historical Society. 2 vols. 8vo.
The Book of the Indians; or, Biography and History of the Indians of North America, from its first discovery to the year 1841: By Samuel G. Drake, Fellow of the Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries, at Copenhagen, honorary member of the New Hampshire and New York Historical Societies. 1 vol. 8vo.
The History of Kentucky: exhibiting an account of the modern discovery, settlement, progressive improvement, civil and military transactions, and the present state of the country: By H. Marshall. 2 vols. 8vo. ; 1824.
A History of the State of Ohio, Natural and Civil: By Caleb Atwater, A. M., member of the American Antiquarian Society, &c. &c. &c. 1 vol. 8vo.
A Chronological History of New England, in the form of Annals: being a summary and exact account of the most material transactions and occurrences relating to this country, in the order of time wherein they happened, from the discovery of Capt. Gosnold in 1602, to the arrival of Governor Belcher, in 1730: By Thomas Prince, M. A. 1 vol. 8vo.
A Narrative of the Mission of the United Brethren among the Delaware and Mohegan Indians, from its commencement, in the year 1740, to the close of the year 1808 : By John Heckewelder, who was many years in the service of that mission. 1 vol. 8vo.
Narrative of an Expedition to the source of St. Peter's river, &c., performed in the year 1823, under the command of Stephen H. Long, Major U.S. T. E. 2 vols. 8vo.
An account of Expeditions to the sources of the Mississippi, and through the western parts of Louisiana; performed by order of the government of the United States, during the years 1805, 1806, and 1807 : By Major Zebulon M. Pike. 1 vol. 8vo.
The History of Maryland, from its first settlement, in 1633, to the Restoration, in 1660; with a copious introduction and notes and illustrations: By John Leeds Bozman. 2 vols. 8vo.
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, containing the acts from 1682 to 1786: edited under authority of the Legislature, by Thomas Cooper, M, D. L. L. D.
A History of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, from its earliest exploration and settle. ment by the whites, to the close of the northwestern campaign, in 1813: By Mann Butler. 1 vol. 8vo.
A Political and Civil History of the United States of America: By Timothy Pitkin. 2 vols. 8vo.
A view of the soil and climate of the United States of America, with supplementary remarks upon Florida, on the French Colonies on the Mississippi and Ohio, and in Canada ; and on the Aboriginal tribes of America: By C. F. Volney. Translated from the French, by C. B. Brown. 1 vol. 8vo.
Condensed History of Michigan, from its earliest colonization to the present time. By James H. Lanman. 1 vol. 18mo.; 1841.
Sketches of History, Life, and Manners, in the West: By James Hall.
A Condensed Geography and History of the Western States, or the Mississippi Valley : By Timothy Flint. 2 vols. 8vo.
A collection of some of the most interesting Narratives of Indian Warfare in the West. By Samuel L. Metcalf. 1 vol. 12mo.
Sketches of Western Adventure: By John A. M'Clung. 1 vol. 12mo.
Indian Biography, or an Historical Account of those individuals who have been distinguished among the North American nations as Orators, Warriors, Statesmen, and other remarkable characters: By B. B. Thatcher, Esq. 2 vols. 18mo.
Three Years Travels through the interior parts of North America, for more than five thousand miles : By Captain Jonathan Carver, of the Provincial troops in America. 1 vol. 12mo.
Laws adopted and made by the Governor and Judges of the Territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio.
Acts of the First General Assembly of the Northwestern Territory.
An Oration delivered at Marietta, July 4, 1788, by the Hon. James M. Varnum, Esq. one of the Judges of the Western Territory: the speech of his Excellency Arthur St. Clair, Esquire, upon the proclamation of the commission appointing him Governor of said Terri. tory; and the proceedings of the inhabitants of the city of Marietta : Printed by Petor Edes, Newport, Rhode Island, 1788.
J. B D. Indianapolis, 25th November, 16-13.