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Published and for Sale by Durrie & Peck, and Sold by S. Babcock, New Haven, and

by other Booksellers, WEBSTER'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. The plan of this work differs from that of others. It commences with the origin of the German nations, our ancestors, in Asia; describes them in their rude state, gives a brief account of the Saxon conquests in England, and of the progress of civilization, showing the effects of christianity in refining their manners. It gives a succinct account of the reformation, and of the persecution which compelled our ancestors to retire to America: it presents a distinct account of the origin of our republican institutions: it relates the discovery of America, and the settlement of the colonies, with an interesting description of the aboriginals : it narrates the principal wars with the Indians, and the events of the revolution, which ended in independence: it presents a concise, but clear exposition of the Constitution of the United States, which every citizen should understand. It closes with a brief history of the war, which ended in 1815.

The author of this History, having lived during the revolution, and the eventful period that followed, has the advantage of stating many facts from his personal observation, or knowledge, and of correcting some errors in other accounts of political transactions.

This History is commended by the faculty of Yale and of Middlebury Colleges, and by many literary men and teachers.

Mr. Ensign, principal of a boarding-school for boys, in Litchfield, South Farms, observes, that in many respects, this History must be acknowledged to be superior to any history of the kind which has preceded it.

The Rev. T. Marsh writes, that he hopes it may find a place in every library, and especially in our common and high schools.

Mr. Brace, now principal of the high school in Hartford, observes, that as an elementary work, for our primary schools, it surpasses any thing he has seen.

Mr. Davis, principal of the Westfield academy, considers it as in. comparably the best History of the kind that has been published, and deserving a place in every family.

The editors of the New York Observer commend it, as a work which exhibits great research, presenting an extraordinary mass of information respecting the discovery, conquest and settlement of the new world; adding, that the arrangement is good, and the style lucid and classical.

For Sale, by S. Babcock and Durrie & Peck, New Haven ; N. f. J. White, New York; Marsh, Capen 8. Lyon, Boston ;

Henry Perkins, Philadelphia ; and other Booksellers : WEBSTER'S EDITION of the BIBLE.

In this edition, some mistakes in the translation, [such as all commentators admit to be mistakes,] are corrected. Obsolete words are omitted, and words of like signification in present use, are substituted: words whose signification custom has changed, and which do not now convey the true sense of the original scriptures, are omitted, and others now in use, and expressing the true sense, are used: errors in grammar, which are numerous, are corrected; and indelicate words and phraseology, which decency does not permit to be uttered in company, are exchanged for words and phraseology less offensive. This obviates the strange impropriety of retaining language in the sacred oracles, which cannot be read before a family.

This work was undertaken with the approbation of several respectable clergymen; and although apprehensions have been entertained, that the present version might be injured by alterations of language, yet the event has not justified them. Many intelligent christians, clergymen and others, very competent judges, have examined the present edition, and given it their approbation. They consider it as executed with care and judgment, and constantly use it in their families.

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School Depositories, WEBSTER'S VALUE OF THE BIBLE,

A small book for Sabbath Schools. A prominent object of this work, is, to exhibit proofs of design, of wisdom, and of benevolence, in the works of creation. These are shown to be manifest from the adaptation of created things to their proper uses; particularly the form and position of the earth, and the structure of animals and plants. Webster's Dictionary, Octavo, Published by N. & J. White,

New York, and Sold by Booksellers in all parts of the country,
WEBSTER'S ABRIDGMENT of his Dictionary in twelves, and an

Abridgment in sixteens, for the use of schools. Published by N. &
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BRITISH NOTICES OF WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY.

“We are happy to announce the re-print of Dr. Webster's incomparable English Dictionary. When it is as well known in Britain as it is in America, it will supersede every other book in the same department of letters.”-Cambridge Independent Press.

“Our view of Dr. Webster's Dictionary is corroborated by that of a learned friend and critic, who does not hesitate to say, it is the best and most useful Dictionary of the English language, that he has ever seen."-Examiner.

" This Dictionary is decidedly one of the most valuable and important works at present in the course of publication. No library can be considered complete without it.”—Bristol Journal,

“ We repeat our opinion, that it is the most copious, accurate and scientific Dictionary of our language, which has hitherto been compiled.”- Aberdeen Journal.

“This publication will go far to remove the unjust prejudices which prevail in this country, against the literature of the Ameri

." --Aberdeen Observer. Professor Jamieson, of Edinburgh, has remarked, that the American Dictionary of Dr. Webster, is as great an improvement on Johnson's Dictionary, as Johnson's was on those of his predecessors.

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