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A GENERAL OUTLINE

OF

THE UNITED STATES

OF NORTH AMERICA,

HER RESOURCES AND PROSPECTS,

WITH

A STATISTICAL COMPARISON

SHEWING, AT ONE VIEW, THE ADVANCE SHE HAS MADE IN NATIONAL
OPULENCE, IN THE PERIOD OF THIRTY YEARS.

ALSO,

A COLLECTION OF OTHER INTERESTING FACTS,

AND SOME HINTS AS TO POLITICAL, PHYSICAL AND MORAL CAUSES I

INCLUDING ,

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THE REFUTATION OF A THEORY,

ADVANCED WITH RESPECT TO THIS COUNTRY,

BY A LONDON WRITER, ON THE " STATE OF THE BRITISH
NATION."

BEING THE SUBSTANCE OF LETTERS, ADDRESSED FROM PHILADELPHIA, IN 1823,
TO A FRIEND IN ENGLAND; AND SOME ADDITIONAL MATTER.

ILLUSTRATED WITH ENGEAVINGS,

Including A Sheet Map Of The United States, Extending To The Pa-
Cific; On Which Is A Delineation Of The Actual And Proposed
Navigation Improvements, Intersecting The Country.

PHILADELPHIA:
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR.

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TO

THE ENLIGHTENED PUBLIC.

The pages here submitted, had their origin, as stated in the titlepager in a private correspondence. vThe author has not been solicited to make them pubIfcj and therefore, if he errs, he has not the privilege and convenience of saying, it is to be ascribed to the partiality of his friends. He cannot, at an extremity, take shelter there, or shift any part of the weight of responsibility, from off his own shoulders.

The author is aware, that many of the persons, who, by the publication of the work are invited to a perusal of it, may possibly deem this act of publicity to require both prefatory explanation and consequent excuse; and to satisfy such of his readers, in both particulars, as well as he can, he most willingly constructs the present introductory page, and states,

That a while after the period when most of the facts and sentiments were first penned, the suggestion of making them public arose in the author's mind, and was accidental: and the chief and leading motive with him for attending to this suggestion, has been to render of some general utility, that which

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