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I send you here a little book, for you to look upon,
Where you may see a Hero's face when he is past and gone.

John Rogers' address to his children parodied.




Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1835, by J. P. Peaslee, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

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It being the design of the following pages to present to the public a condensed view of the great political questions, which have long agitated and still do agitate the country, and to portray, faithfully, the principles and the progress of the revolution through which the country is now passing-resort has been had to the best sources of information and illustration; and in their use the arguments and language of others, have been freely employed, without acknowledgment, as common stock for the common benefit. The work contains much information, upon facts and principles, which is valuable to all: it will enable the citizen who interests himself in the public weal, to connect events which the broken and imperfect channels of the daily journals cannot convey in regular and available order; and will be, particularly, useful to those whom general occupation, or secluded situation, prevent from keeping pace with the measures of the administration and the progress of political parties : it contains an abstract of the principles, motives and conduct, of those parties; and the Whig, may find, in it, reasons to sustain his own course, and. probably, to enlighten and animate his neighbour. Should such be the case, he will be in the performance of a duty, when giving it the greatest circulation in his power.

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