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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
THE WHOLE PERIOD,
THE PRESENT TIME.
GIVING A DESCRIPTION OF THE WESTERN COUNTRY, ITS SOIL,
SETTLEMENTS, INCREASE OF POPULATION, &c.
Southern District of New York, ss.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 21st day of July, A. D. 1830, in the 55th year of the Independence of the United States of America, Ezra Strong, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof tee claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
"A Universal History of the United States of America; embracing the whole period, from the earliest discoveries, down to the present timc. Giving a descrip. tion of the Western country, its soil, settlements, increase of population, &c. In Three Parts. By C. B. Taylor."
In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled " An act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, ani Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein men tioned." 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 extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
FRED. J. BETTS,
In collecting materials for this work, the author has, as may be seen from the copiousness of his table of contents, studied brevity of style. This, from the multiplicity of subjects contained in the volume, he deemed essentially necessary. Another important design of the author has been to exhibit, in a strong point of light, those principles of political and religious freedom, to secure which many of our ancestors sacrificed their homes, their fortunes, and even their lives.
We cannot but admire the courage, perseverance, and virtues of our progenitors, when we contemplate the obstacles surmourfted by them, the hardships endured, and the unshrinking firmness of purpose which turned a wilderness into fruitful fields, established a government of equal laws, and provided an asylum for the oppressed of all nations.
Having learned, at least to some extent, to appreciate the value of those blessings which have descended to the posterity of the pilgrims, the author would now contribute his mite for the benefit of the present and future , generations.
This work is designed for a family and school book ; and is also intended as a substitute for those more voluminous works, that find their way to the few only whose resources are sufficient to procure them. The size of the type on which this volume is printed, has enabled