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COMPENDIOUS HISTORY

OF

NEW ENGLAND,

EXHIBITING

AN INTERESTING VIEW

OF THE

FIRST SETTLERS OF THAT COUNTRY,

THEIR CHARACTER, THEIR SUFFERINGS,

AND THEIR

ULTIMATE PROSPERITY.

COLLECTED AND ARRANGED, FROM AUTHENTIC SOURCES OF INFORMATION,

By JEDIDIAH MORSE, D. D. AND Rev. ELIJAH PARISH, A. M.

OF BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND.

London:
Printed by William Burton, Fetter Lane,
For C. TAYLOR, 108, HATTON GARDEN.

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The reputation acquired by this work in America, has induced the publisher to presume that it would be an acceptable addition to English Literature; and although it must be allowed that the work is more particularly interesting to the inhabitants of those parts of North America to which it immediately refers, yet, as that part of the globe was first settled, under very remarkable circumstances by refugees from this country, it cannot fail of interesting, in a most lively manner, those

persons

who have paid any attention to that part of English History which relates their expulsion from their native land; nor can it be read without sentiments of the warmest gratitude to divine providence by those who compare the the nstate of religious intolerance with the present freedom from persecution, which has so gloriously signalized the reign of the House of Brunswick,

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