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THE

ANNALS OF AMERICA, .

FROM

THE DISCOVERY BY COLUMBUS IN THE YEAR 1492,

TO

THE YEAR 1826.

By ABIEL HOLMES, D.D.
MINISTER OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN CAMBRIDGE;
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:

District Clerk's Office. Be it remembered, that on the second day of January, A. D. 1829, and in the fiftythird year of the Independence of the United States of America, ABIEL HOLMES, of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, viz.

- The Annals of America, from the discovery by Columbus in the year 1492, to the year 1826. By ABIEL HOLMES, D.D. Minister of the First Church in Cambridge ; Corresponding Secretary of the Massachusetts Historical Society. suum quæque in annum referre. Tacitus."

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned :” and also to an Act, entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an Act entitled, “An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned:' and ex. tending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”

JNO. W. DAVIS.
Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

CAMBRIDGE:
HILLIARD, METCALS, AND COMPANY.

DIVISION OF THE ANNALS.

VOL. II.

PART II.-BRITISH AMERICAN COLONIES.

PERIOD y. From the Settlement of Georgia, in 1732, to the Peace of Paris,

in 1763. PERIOD vi. From the Peace of Paris, in 1763, to the Declaration of Inde

pendence, in 1776.

PART III.—THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

PERIOD 1.

From the Declaration of Independence, in 1776, to the Federal

Government, in 1789.

PERIOD II. From the Commencement of the Federal Government, in 1789,

to the Completion of the Fiftieth Year of the Independence of the United States, in 1826.

To be added to the Catalogue of Authors: The History of America, in Universal History, xxxviii-xli. 8vo. Lond. 1763,

1764. Wynne's General History of the British Empire ia America. 8vo. 2 vols. Lond.

1770.

N. B. Next page, read PERIOD V.

AMERICAN ANNALS.

PART II.

BRITISH AMERICAN COLONIES.

PERIOD VI.

FROM THE SETTLEMENT OF GEORGIA, IN 1733, TO THE

PEACE OF PARIS, IN 1763.

1733. The trustees of Georgia lost no time in the prosecution of J. Ogletheir design for planting a colony. James Oglethorpe, esquire, thorpe setone of the trustees, had embarkcd at Gravesend for Georgia, in ony in November, with 116 persons, destined for settlement in the Georgia. country. On the 15th of January he arrived at Charlestown, where he was treated with hospitality and respect by the governor and council of South Carolina, and received great encouragement and assistance. Arriving on the 1st of February at Yamacraw, on the Savannah river, he explored the country, and fixed on a high spot of ground, in the vicinity of that Indian town, as the most convenient and healthful situation for the settlers. The

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