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NORTH AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES,
..-A GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF NORTH AMERICA. II.—A GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF
CONNECTED WITH NORTH AMERICA; With The Extent, Boundaries And Natural Productions of Each State; The
BEARING AND DISTANCE OF REMARKABLE PLACES FROM EACH OTHER AND
OF EACH FROM THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, WITH .THE
POPULATION ACCORDING TO THE LATEST CENSUS.
LIKEWISE MANY TABLES RELATING TO THE COMMERCE, POPULATION, REVENUE, AND VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES.
COMPILED FROM THE MOST RECENT AND AUTHENTIC SOURCES.
A NEW AND MUCH IMPROVED EDITION.
BY BISHOP DAVENPORT.
PUBLISHED BY S. W. BENEDICT ft CO.
While this work was going through the press, but not until after the first 150 pages were printed, an act was passed by Congress, changing the number of Representatives of each state. The reader will, therefore, observe that the states are entitled, not to the number mentioned in the descriptions of the states, but to the number stated in this table. We add also the number of Presidential Electors of each state.
In presenting this revised edition of his Gazetteer to the public, the author deems it proper to state that he has labored to render it as free from errors as the nature of the work will admit; and from his constant attention to the collecting of new matter, and the correction of errors, for several years past, he thinks he has been enabled to prepare a work as free from errors, if not more so, than any that has ever been presented to the public on this subject. That there may be errors in distances, population, &C., it is not denied, but it is hoped that the candid reader will make all due allowances for the same. No one can form any just conception of the great difficulties to be encountered in compiling a work of this kind, except one who has undertaken a similar task.
The difference between this revised edition and the old one will be found to be very great, both in regard to the number of articles on the United States and in the lengthened descriptions of the same. The number of counties have been increased from 1,000 to about 1,300, and the towns and villages in an equal proportion. To bring the work to its present state of perfection, it has cost the author a great deal of labor and expense, and it is hoped that both he and the publisher will receive ample remuneration in the sale of the work.
In the course of compilation, many extracts from books, papers, &c, have been taken, but in general they have been so altered in phraseology that it was not deemed proper to give quotation marks.
Great care has been taken, that all the information was of the best and most recent that could be obtained. In short, the work is presented to an enlightened public, without any further apology, as the best and most correct that could be compiled under all the circumstances of the case.
Web Brunswick, N. J., June, 1842.