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“As to those, however, who shall desire to have a clear view of past events,
and indeed of future ones (such and similar events being, according to the
natural course of human affairs, again to occur); for those to esteem them
useful will be sufficient to answer every purpose I have in view.”
Thucydides, Book I. c. xxii.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by

ANNA M. GREENE, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

UNIVERSITY PRESS:
WELCH, Bigelow, AND COMPANY,

CAMBRIDGE.

TO CHARLES BUTLER,
OF NEW YORK.

MY DEAR MR. BUTLER:—You know the history of this volume. You know, also, of my other studies in the field of our Revolutionary History, and my hope to contribute something more to the just appreciation of the great men it produced. You will not, therefore, deny me the gratification of connecting your name with my labors by this public expression of the respect and affection with

which
I am, most truly,

Your friend,
GEO. W. GREENE.

GREENESDALE, February 2, 1865. &

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