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Selections and Authors.
War with Algiers. From “The History of the United States.” Hildreth.
Treaty with Algiers. From "History of the Navy of the United States." Cooper.
...217 James Fennimore Cooper, the distinguished American novelist, was born in 1789. At the age of sixteen be entered the navy as a midshipman, and followed the life of a sailor for six years. His writings are very numerous, including the “Leather Stocking Tales” and other novels, and the “ History of the Navy of the United States.” In his description of the sea and the various incidents of a sailor's life, as well as of the Indians and their savage manners, no author can claim any comparisou with Cooper. His death occurred in 1851.
Death of Adams and Jefferson. From “Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams.” Seward. .........
.223 William H. Seward, an eminent statesman, was born in New York in 1801. His writings, and many of his public orations, fill several volumes. While holding the office of Secretary of State in Lincoln's cabinet, be was attacked and seriously injured, on the night of the assassination of Lincoln, by one of the conspirators. He died in 1872. The Magnetic Telegraph. From "Public Men and Events.” Sar. gent...
.....236 Nathan Sargent, a political writer known under the nom de plume of Oliver Oldschoul. Born in Vermont in 1794; died in 1875.
American Conquest of Mexico. From “ History of the Mexican War.” Mansfield.....
.241 Edward D. Mansfield was born in 1801, and graduated at the United States Military Academy, at West Point, in 1819. He was the author of several works, chief among which are the “Life of General Scott” and the “History of the Mexican War.” Mining Life in California. From "History of California.” Franklin Tuthill, M.D......
.246 The Mormons. From "History of the United States.” J. H. Patton..248 Treaty with Japan. J. H. Putton.....
.250 Battle of the Iron Ships. From “The Lost Cause.” Pollard.....269
Edward A. Pollard was formerly editor of the Richmond Examiner. He published various works in relation to the Civil War, written from a Southern standpoint. In 1866 appeared “The Lost Cause : a New Southern History of the War of the Confederates ;” and subsequen ly other works on topics connected with the same general subject. Mr. Pollard's style is copious aud vigorous; and the earnesiness with which he writes wakes his works interesting to all classes of readers. Confederate Money. From "A Rebel's Recollections." George Cary Eggleston.
.274 Misapplication of Means. From "A Narrative of Military Operations." Johnston.
.276 Joseph E. Johnston was born in Virginia in 1807. He graduated at West Point, served in the Seminole War and in the Mexican War, and was a Confederate general in the great Civil War. (See p. 307.) Obligation to the Patriot Dead. Abraham Lincoln.
..278 Organizations of Mercy. From “ History of the American Civil War.” Draper.
..279 John W. Draper, M.D., LL.D., was born in England in 1811 ; came to the United States in 1833. Besides the above and many valuable treatises on chemistry, physiology, and mixed mathematics, le is the author of a “ History of the lutellectual Development of Europe," pronounced by Whipple “comprehensive in scope, brilliant in style, and bold in speculation." He died in 1882. Evacuation of Richmond. From “A Southern History of the War.” Pollard...
Miracles of the War. From “ History of the American Civil War." Draper....
SECTION II. THE COLONIAL PERIOD.
Virginia.-Settlement of Jamestown (52); Character of the Colo-
Pennsylvania and Delaware.—William Penn (91); The Swedes in