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“ As Americans we hail with delight any attempt to rescue from oblivion the words
or actions of those whose names we have been taught to revere.”
John Cotton, printer.
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit :
DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the tenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, and in the fiftyfirst year of the Independence of the United States of America, Cottons & BARNARD, of the said District, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit :
“ A Military Journal during the American Revolutionary War, from 1775 to 1783, describing Interesting Events and Transactions of this period ;
with numerous Historical Facts and Anecdotes, from the original Manuscript. To which is added, an Appendix, containing Biographical Sketches of several General Officers. By James Thacher, M. D. late Surgeon in the American Army. Second Edition, revised and corrected. • As Americans we hail with delight any attempt to rescue from oblivion the words or actions of those whose names we have been taught to revere.
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled,“ An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the times therein mentioned :" and also to an Act entitled, “ an Act supplementary to an Act entitled, An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, Engraving and Etching Historical and other Prints.”
JOHN W. DAVIS.
DEDICATION TO THE FIRST EDITION
TO HIS EXCELLENCY, JOHN BROOKS, ESQUIRE,
GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS.
Ir is with peculiar felicity that your Excellency is recoga nized as one among the few survivors of that heroic band, who have been crowned with military honors for glorious achievements at an era when our republic was in its infancy, and in peril for its existence. This production, though aspiring not to the dignified title of history, may revive in your recollection scenes and events of the deepest interest, in which you nobly participated, and may afford to the rising generation lessons of instruction and motives for gratitude to their progenitors, when we shall be at rest. Long may those public virtues and that philanthropy, which are so eminently your characteristics, continue to cement the love and gratitude of the people, and may the benedictions of Heaven be your final reward. With sentiments of profound veneration for the patriotic warrior and statesman, this work is dedicated, By your Excellency's obedient,
and very humble servant,
JAMES THACHER, Plymouth, January 1st, 1823.
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