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EMBRACING AN ACCOUNT OF THE
DRESS, RELIGION, GOVERNMENT, &c.
TOGETHER WITH SKETCHES OF THE
DISCOVERIES AND SETTLEMENTS MADE BY DIFFERENT NATIONS
THE PROGRESS OF THE COLONIES-THEIR WARS THE REVOLUTION WHICH LED TO THEIR
MANUFACTURES-POPULATION AND EDUCATION.
BY CHARLES A. GOODRICH.
ACCOMPANIED WITH A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES, AND
ILLUSTRATED BY FORTY-EIGHT ENGRAVINGS.
Stereotyped by Conner & Cooke, New York
Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1832, by CHARLES A. GOODRICH, in the
Clerk's Office of the District Court of Connecticut
The basis of the following work was first published ten years since. At that time, it was presented to the public with much diffidence. Unexpectedly, it was received with uncommon favour; and, through the above space of time, it has been continued to be issued from the press, by several thousands, almost every year. The circumstances under which it was originally published, prevented the author from revising a single line of it, after the first edition; although, at successive periods, some additions were made to the work, corresponding to the lapse of events.
But, at length, existing obstacles having been removed, the author has devoted some months to a thorough and careful revision of it. Besides correcting not a few errors, he has endeavoured to supply important deficiencies, especially in the earlier and later portions of the work, by which he has added more than one hundred and fifty pages to its original size.
He has retained the plan, originally adopted, from a conviction of its general excellence, and in this he has been strengthened by the sanction which has been given to the work by a generous, but discerning public. For the benefit of the reader, who may not at once understand the plan of the volume, the following brief explanation is added: The