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THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY
604934 A
ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

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1932 L

Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1845, by

LINDSAY & BLAKISTON,

in the clerk's office of the District Court of the United States for the

Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

J. FAGAN, STEREOTYPER.

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Printed by T. K. & P. G. Collins.

PREFACE.

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E present here, for the study of our youth, the history of the Father of his Country. When Napoleon, the most

illustrious monarch of the elder nations, met an American at Toulon, he inquired of him, “ How fares your countryman, THE GREAT WashINGTON ?" By all sorts and conditions of men,

throughout the world, his greatness and his goodness are acknowledged, and it is reasonable that we should be proud of him. He is our standard, by which we judge others who aspire to authority; he is the model, by which the honourably ambitious endeavour to shape their own characters; he is unlike all other heroes, for there is nothing in his actions or opinions to be concealed, nothing

be kept in the shade, nothing which does not tend to increase our love and admiration of him. It is very important, therefore, that everything respecting Washington should be made familiar to the people. The first word of infancy should be mother, the second, father, the third, WASHINGTON. Through life, his glorious example should be constantly before the citizen, to animate and encourage him in the performance of duty.

This little volume, written to interest and instruct the young, is from the most authentic materials. It is one of a series of works, of a similar description and purpose, which will be issued by its publishers.

Philadelphia, July, 1845.

Capture of Stony Point-Movements in the South— The British capture

Charleston-Distress of the Americans,Reappearance of the British in
New Jersey—They are again compelled to retreat-Arrival of French re

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