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BY JOHN FROST,
“ The American Speaker," &c.
253 MARKET STREET.
ENTERED according to Act of Congress, in the year 1837, by
STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON,
Printed by T. K. & P. G. Collins,
No. 1 Lodge street.
The following work is condensed from the Author's larger History of the United States for the Use of Schools and Academies. In reducing the quantity of matter to such a compass as will place the volume within the reach of the common schools, no pains have been spared to preserve all that is essential to a clear and comprehensive history of the country. No event of importance, noticed in the larger history, is passed over in this, although many of the minor details are considerably condensed ; and some circumstances and observations having a comparatively unimportant bearing on the main story, are entirely omitted.
The Author's design in accomplishing the condensation of his former work, has been to furnish the common schools of the country with a history, in a cheap and convenient form, which would be complete and sufficient for the purposes of sound instruction, not only in the plan and arrangement, but in the amount of solid information which it should comprise. How far he may have succeeded in this attempt it remains for the friends of popular education to determine.