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duCED DURING THE CONTEST.
Washington, February 17, 1815.
Third Edition, revised and corrected
CAREFULLY COMPILED FROM OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS.
AT SHAKESPEAR'S HEAD,
District of New-York, ss.
ary, in the fortieth year of the Independence of the United L. S. S tes of America, Joun Low, of the said district, hath depos
ited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he olaims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
« An Impartial and Corrct History of the War between the United States of America, and Great Britain , comprising a particular de tail of the Naval and Military operations, and a fait.ifii) record of the events produced during the contestFrom its Commencement, June 18, 1812, to the Treaty of Prace, ratified at the City of Washington, February 17, 1815. Third edition, revised and corrested. Carefully compiled from official documents."
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6 MAY 1931
NO era, in the moral world, has excited the public curiosity, or effected the general interest of mankind, more than the discovery of a western continent, in the year 192. Attracted as the public mind was by that event, yet its resulting importance was not then fully anticipated by the most extravagant hopes, or the most acute prognostics. To convert the natural riches of the new world to the advantage of the old, was the only object which the kings of Europe wished to accomplish, or intended to essay. Neither king nor subject expected that the western world would become the seat of empires, independent of European rulers; much less did they expect, that the future monarchs of the eastould meet in the new world, rivals capable of opposing and defeating attempts at continuing in political sub jection, the descendants of emigrants, led to the new continent by cupidity, driven to it by persecution, or banished as an expiation of their crimes.
It was not until long after the first settlement of America by Europeans, that it was sagacious. ly observed, that “ the new world seemed destined to give laws to the old." The observation drew forth but the derision or contempt of the hearers and readers. A prophecy so improbable, and which could not, it was supposed, be accom