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EMBRACING AN ACCOUNT OF THE
ABORIGINAL TRIBES, THEIR ORIGIN, POPULATION, EMPLOYMENTS, ARTS,

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
INDEPENDENCE ; AND THE SUCCESSIVB ADMINISTRATIONS OF WASHINGTON, ADAMS,
JEFFERSON, MADISON, MONROE, AND J. ADAMS-THE WHOLE INTERSPERSED
WITH NOTICES AT THE DIFFERENT ERAS OF THE PROGRESS OF MANNERS,
RELIGION-TSADB AND COMMERCE-AGRICULTURE ARTS AND

MANUFACTURES-POPULATION AND EDUCATION.

BY CHARLES A. GOODRICH.

ACCOMPANIED WITH A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES, AND

ILLUSTRATED BY FORTY-EIGHT ENGRAVINGS.

HARTFORD:
PUBLISHED BY H. F. SUMNER & CO.

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

283726

PREFACE.

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

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