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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1890, by

D. H. MONTGOMERY, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington,

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

DENRY MORSE STEPHENS

TYPOGRAPHY BY J. S. Cushing & Co., Boston, U.S.A.

PRESSWORK BY Ginn & Co., BOSTON, U.S.A.

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nized authorities on the subject. Its purpose is to present in a clear, connected, and forcible manner the important events in the history of our country.

The author has had three chief objects in view,— accuracy of statement, simplicity of style, impartiality of treatment.

In the preparation of this work his grateful acknowledgments are due to J. Franklin Jameson, Professor of History in Brown University, for his valuable assistance in the revision of the proofsheets. The author also desires to express his thanks for the use of books and papers in the Library of Harvard University, the Library of Congress, the Library of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and especially for the aid courteously rendered by the Librarian and attendants of the Boston Athenæum.

D. H. M.

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