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SUMMARY VIEW

OF

A M E RICA:

COMPRISING A

DESCRIPTION OF THE FACE OF THE COUNTRY, AND OF

SEVERAL OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES ;.

AND

REMARKS

ON THE SOCIAL, MORAL AND POLITICAL CHARACTER OF

THE PEOPLE:

BEING THE RESULT OF

OBSERVATIONS AND ENQUIRIES

DURING

A JOURNEY IN THE UNITED STATES.

Ľ ᄂ
BY AN ENGLISHMAN.

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LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. CADELL, IN THE STRAND; AND

W. BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH.

1824.

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PREFACE.

So

many books respecting America have of late years been given to the public, that it seems incumbent on me to state the motives, which induce me to offer this volume to their notice. Soon after I landed at New York, I began to make memorandums of those things which attracted my attention either by their novelty or importance, and continued to do so during my stay in the country. On looking over them, I thought that I could compile a volume of a nature likely to be generally interesting; an opinion in which I was confirmed, by an examination of the works of preceding travellers. For though a tolerably correct estimate of America may be

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