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A NEW

AMERICAN

Biographical Dictionary:

OR

REMEMBRANCER

OF THE

DEPARTED
beroes, Sages, and Statesmen

OF

AMERICA,

Confined Exclusively
TO THOSE WHO SIGNALIZED THEMSELVES

IN EITHER CAPACITY,
In the Revolutionary War which obtained the Independence

of their country.
SECOND EDITION.

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* We are rbeuded in the altěrrative of choosing an uncondi.
-* tional submission to the tyranny of irritated Ministers, or re-
“sistance by force. Iho Jasier is cur choice. We have counted
" the cost of this contests and found nothing so dreadful as vo-
luntary slavery."
Declaration of tongress setting forth the necessity

of taking up arms- July 6, 1775.

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EASTON, PENN:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY THOS. J. ROGERS.

1823,

PUBLIC LIBRARY

AUTOR, LENOX AND

TILQEN FOUNDATION, EASTERN DISTRICROF PENTRUVANIA, to Wi.

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twentyseventh day of January in the forty-seventh year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1823, Thomas J. Rogers, of the said District hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as pro

prietor, in the words following, to wit :
A new American Biographical - Dictionary ; or Remem-
brancer of the departed Heroes, Sages, and Statesmen of
America. Confined exclusively to those who signalized
themselves in either capacity in the Revolutionary War,
which obtained the Independence of their country. Se.
cond Edition, with important alterations and additions.
Compiled by Thomas J. Rogers.
66 We are reduced to the alternative of choosing an un-

“conditional submission to the tyranny of irritated Min-
“ isters, or resistance by force. The licer is our choice.
“We have counted the cost of this contest, and found
“ nothing so dreadful as voluntary slavery."
Declaration of Congress setting forth the necessity

of taking up arms.—July 6, 1775. In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps,.charts and books, to the authors and proprietorsof such copies during the times therein mentioned." 'And also to the act entièed, v:An act supple. mentary to an act, entiiled " Ar act For the excouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of sach copies during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing,engraving aad etching his torical and other prints."

"D: CALDWELL. @lerk of the Eastern district of Pennsylvania.

The following work contains sketches of the lives and characters of many of those deceased heroes and statesmen, distinguished in the cabinet or the field, during the great and memorable contest which gave freedom and independence to America, and established a government on principles umknown to the old world, the sovereignty of the people. It is intended to perpetuate as well the names as the conduct of many of those distinguished men, whose wisdom and valour gave liberty and independence to our country; in order that all, and particularly our youth, may become acquainted with the characters and services of those to whom, under Providence, we owe our existence as a nation. The talents, the virtues, and the public services, of those heroes, sages, and patriots, of the revolution should be impressed, as early as possible, on the minds and hearts of the rising generation, and of the generations that are to come after them, and every endeavour to rescue from oblivion, the men who distinguished themselves, in that eventful period, is worthy of encouragement, perhaps of praise. Garden, in his Anecdotes of the American revolution, says, “with such instances of every publiç and private virtue, as the history of cur own country.affords, it is a serious error in our system of education, that our youth receive their first idea of patriotic excellence from the annals of other nations. Familiar with the achievements of the heroes of ancient times, the virtues and services of the worthies of their own country, are seldom or but imperfectly known. Next to their duty towards God, there is not a parent who ought not to impress upon the minds of his children the devotion which is due to their country; and how can this be more effectually done.

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