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THE NEW YORK
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.
Printed by T. K. & P. G. Collins.
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.
Washington proceeds to New York-Endeavours to put the City in a State
Capture of Stony Point-Movements in the South— The British capture
Charleston-Distress of the Americans,Reappearance of the British in