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A HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL ACCOUNT
LIVES, ACTIONS, AND WRITINGS,
MOST DISTINGUISHED PERSONS
FROM THE FIRST SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT TIME.
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Southern District of New York, ss :
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the second day of July, in the forty-ninth year of the Indepedence of the United States of America, B. F. French, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims ag author and proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
“ Biographia Americana; or, a bistorical and critical account of the lives, actions, and writings, of the most distinguished persons in North America; from the first settlement to the present time.
“ If within the memory of man, or the compass of history, any class of individuals have merited, beyond others, the honours and rewards of their cotemporaries, the gratitude of posterity, and the admiration of the world, it is those who, unmoved by difficulty, danger, and misfortune, directed the councils, and led to victory the arms of their country, in the long and sanguinary contest, which resulted in the INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES."
“No study can be more useful to the ingenuous youth of the United States, than that of their own bistory, nor any examples more interesting, or more safe for their contemplation, than those of the great founders of the republic.Tudor's Life of Otis. By a gentleman of Philadelphia.”
In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled “ An Act for the encouragement