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PAGR.

Wm. II. Harrison, 9th President...

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John Tyler, Vice-President, ilud 10tr: President...

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James K. Polk, Ulth President

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Goo. M. Dallas, Vice-President. .

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Zachary Taylor, 12th President

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Millard Fillinore, Vice-President, and 13th President.

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Franklin Pierce, 14th l’resident...

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Wm. R. King, Vice-President.

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James Birchanan, 15th President.

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Jolin C. Breckenridge, Vice-President.

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Abraham Lincoln, löith President...

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Hannibal Hamlin, Vice-President.

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Andrew Johnson, Vice-President, and 17th President.

214

Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President..

219

Schuyler Collax, Vice-President,

221

Henry Wilson, Vice-President...

221

Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President..
Wm. A. Whecler, Vice-President.

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DOCUMENTARY.

The Declaration of Independence, and signers. ..

47

The Articles of Confederation of tlie United Colonies of America... 57

Tlie Constitution of the United States.

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Constitutional Amendment-, - fifteen.

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Washington's Inangiral Address..

102

Washington's Farewell Address.

109

The First Prayer in Congress...

137

Slave Ordinances of 1797, 1820, 1850, and 1851.

142

Dred Scott Decision of 1854

142

Jackson's Nulification Proclamation to S. C...

227

The Monroe Doctrine...

288

The Neutrality Law of the U. S..

288

Hou. S. A. Douglas' great Cnion Speech.

317

Alien and Seditiou Laws of the U. S..

152

Lincoln's 1st Inaugural Address....

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Lincolu's First Call for Troops.

344

War Resolution of N. Y, Chamber of Commerce.

345

The Blockade Proclamation...

350

The Emancipatiou Proclamation..

353

The Coutiscation Act of the Rebellion...

357

Lincolu's Second Inangural Address.

300

The Anmesty Proclamation..

364

President Jolinson's Amnesty Proclamation.

370

The Peace Proclamation..

375

The Civil Riglits Bill. ...

881

The Amnesty Proclamation..

319

The Homestead Law...

452

Electoral Commission Act of Congress...

228

STATISTICAL.

Table of Battles of the Revolution, giving the dates and places of

engagement, the commanding officer on each side, numbers eu-
gaged, and loss...

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Our Navy during the Revolutionary War.

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Slave Population of the Colonies, 1715..

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Slave Population of the U. S. in 1860.

143
War of 1812 ; list of battles, with date and place of engagemeut,

commanding officers on each side, number engaged, and loss.... 165
Naval Battles of the War of 1812, with date, where fought, com-
manding officers, love, etc...

166
List of Battles of the Moving Wor, with dates and places, code

manding officers, losing sta

PAGZ.

Population of U. S., Census at each decade......

298

1870 Census of 100 largest cities

List of principal Treaties of the U.8..

316

Table showing the Number of Troops furnished by each State dur-

ing the Rebellion.....

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Table showing the number of men ealled into rervice, 1861–65. 344

Provost Marshal General's Report of the Killed and Wounded dur-

ing the Rebellion....

377

What ihe Civil War cost. 1861-65..

880
Statistics of Emigrants arriving in U. S......

307
Number of latents issued each year since 1791, with the number of

Patents granted to each mechanical device, for example : 2,295
patents have been granted for Sewing Machines and Attach-
ments, etc....

394
Post Offices and miles of Post Roads at each decade..

308
Table of Popular and Electoral Vote for each Presideut..

397
A Ready Reference Perpetual Calendar

398
List of 600 Battles of the Rebellion, with dates and place of engage-
ment, commanding officers, and loss on each side...

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List of 1,400 vessels captured in violation of the Blockade

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List of 300 vessels destroyed by Confederate Privateers during the
Civil War.

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Congressional apportionment for each State..

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The Vote, by States, for President, 1860, '64, '68, and '72, '76 '80... 498

FINANCIAL

The Expenses of the Government for each year, from 1791 to the

present time....

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The National Debt for each year since 1791..

144

The Exports and Imports of the U. S. for each year since 1791. 144

The Debts of twenty leading Foreign Nations as compared with that
of the U. S...

391
Annual Receipts and Expenditures of the Patent Office..

899
The Postal Revenue and Expenses of the U. S. for each decade since

808

1791.....

AMERICAN PROGRESS.

On the 22d of February, 1732, or, as it was then des

ignated, the 11th of February, in a small, Birth of Wash- but comfortable farm-house on the shore lngton.

of the Potomac, in the county of Westmoreland, Virginia, was born the oldest child of Mary and Augustine Washington.

Little did the parents imagine that the name which they should select for this boy would become celebrated in history, oratory, and poetry, and be a household word in many lands and in many languages. There was nothing in the outward appearance to indicate such a glory. The Washingtons were, indeed, a respectable family of the English aristocracy. The great-grandfather of the little boy was an English knight, who, however, made no use of his title after coming to the wilds of Virginia. They possessed large estates and a plenty of servants, and commanded all the comforts that could well be secured v the new province so far away from the centres of civilized life. But there was no prospect that this little American infant would inherit a title of nobility, and the prophecy of his achieving a distinction that should leap over national boundaries, and command the eulogies of the best minds in all countries, would have been regarded as the foolish fancying of a necromancer unworthy of a moment's hearing But at this time there was a notable American who

was soon to be regarded as the foremost Benjamin philosopher of his generation, Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin. Already he had struggled up through great difficulties and made himself an accomplished scholar. His “Poor Richard's Almanac" was in thousands of homes. He was improving the fire department and the government of Philadelphia. He was planning for the foundation of a university. He was just about to enter upon some investigations of that mysterious force which attracts light bodies to amber and glass when rubbed, then repels them, and was soon to succeed in quietly drawing down Jove's thunderbolt from heaven, and thus write his name in the sky, to be read of all men. But the little infant,. whom we have left, as yet unnamed, knew nothing of all that. Like other babies, he was passing through the first of the Seven Ages of man:

• Mewling and puking in his parse's arms."

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