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IN

NORTH AMERICA,

DESCRIBED IN LETTERS

FROM A GENTLEMAN

AND HIS

YOUNG COMPANION,

TO THEIR FRIENDS IN ENGLAND,

By PRISCILLA WAKEFIELD,
Author of Juvenile Travellers, Family Tour, &c. &c.

THE SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:

PRINTED AND SOLD BY DARTON, IIARVEY, AND DARTON,

. 53, GRACECHURCH-STREET,

NO.

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PREFACE..

The variety of natural productions in North America, both animal and vegetable, and the connexion it formerly had with this country, give it a peculiar claim to the notice of British youth'; a consideration that has induced the author to attempt a general description of it, in the form of a tour, adapted to the taste and capacity of young readers.

When the difficulty of selecting from such: a fund of materials is considered, she trusts she shall obtain the same indulgence she has been favoured with: on former occasions. She considers it a sanction to the work to acknowledge, that the chief sources of her information have been derived from

Jefferson,

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