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Letter of Capt. L. Warrington to the secre- MEDICAL CASES
a wound in the chest
233|| Memorial on the separation of Maine 274
276 Mitchell's, Dr. S. L'account of the origin of
Institute in France abolished
224, 256, 272, 304
348 || New-York population
98 || Orders in council about the exportation of
health regulations ibid
273 || Parties, political essays on
209, 257, 305
274 | Pike steam boat
160 | Plague in Dalmatia, Naples, &c. 141, 142
Porter's letter to Cobbett, remarks on 376, 385 || Smith the murderer of Carson
369, 384, 415, 416
335, 352, 368
Specimen of the history of the late war 188
States, critique on
319 || Staunton convention
304, 384 boats, accidents happening to
214 | Story, Judge, opinion of, in the case of a
implicated in the Orleans conspir-
analysis of 226
384|| Topograpy 63, 96, 223, 225, 267, 282, 283, 310,
311, 329, 340
254 || Tree, mammoth
Sinking fund, report on
United States laws, editions of
143 || Wilson's trial
142, 158, 256, 335
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