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IN EITHER CAPACITY,
of their country,
COMPILED BY T. J. ROGERS.
Declaration of tongressy setting forth the necessity
MOTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATION EASTERN DISTRICT, OF PENNSTOFANIA, to wit.
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twentyseventh day of January in the forty-seventh year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1823, Thomas J. Rogers, of the said District hath deposited in this office the ti. tle of a Book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit: .
* A new American Biographical Dictionary; or Remem
brancer of the departed Heroes, Sages, and Statesmen of
« conditional submission to the tyranny of irritated Min-
of taking up arms.-July 6, 1775.
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, .charts and books, to the authors and proprietorsof such copies during the times therein mentioned.” And also to the aot entided, v:Anact supple. mentary to an act, entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing. tho copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentionea,. and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designiog,'engraving agd etching his torical and other prints."::::::::::CarDWELL.
@lerk of the Eastern district of Pennsylvania.
THE following work contains sketches of the lives and characters of many of those deceased heroes and statesmen, distinguished in the cabinet or the field, during the great and memorable contest which gave freedom and independence to America, and established a government on principles unknown to the old world, the sovereignty of the people. It is intended to perpetuate as well the names as the conduct of many of those distinguished men, whose wisdom and valour gave liberty and independence to our country; in order that all, and particularly our youth, may become acquainted with the characters and services of those to whom, under Providence, we owe our existence as a nation. The talents, the virtues, and the public services, of those heroes, sages, and patriots, of the revolution should be impressed, as early as possible, on the minds and hearts of the rising generation, and of the generations that are to come after them, and every endeavour to rescue from oblivion, the men who distinguished themselves, in that eventful period, is worthy of encouragement, perhaps of praise. Garden, in his Anecdotes of the American revolution, says, “with such instances of every publiç and private virtue, as the history of cur own country, affords, it is a serious error in our system of education, that our youth receive their first aidea of patriotic excellence from the annals of other nations. Familiar with the achievements of the heroes of ancient times, the virtues and services of the worthies of their own country, are seldom or but imperfectly known. Next to their duty towards God, there is not a parent who ought not to impress upon the minds of his children the devotion which is due to their country; and how can this be more effectually done.