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In submitting to the public an effort to rivet, on youthful memories, a chain of Modern History, in which the formation of national character is traced to the influence of national events, it will be candid and satisfactory to state, that the facts and conclusions are from acknowledged authorities; the language only being altered so far as the black letter required, or in the selections from modern works, to suit the form of question and answer.

Cedar Lodge, 1844.


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