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HISTORY

OF

THE POLITICAL AND MILITARY EVENTS

OF

THE LATE WAR

BETWEEN THE

UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN.

BY SAMUEL PERKINS, ESQ.

NEW-HAVEN :

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY S. CONVERSE.

1825.

U.S.4819.52

District of Connecticut, ss.

LS

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-ninth day of June, in the Forty-ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America, SAMUEL PERKINS, of the said District, bath deposited in this Office The title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Author, in the words following, to wit

A History of the Political and Military events of the late War between the United States and Great Britain. By Samuel Perkins. Esq."

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times there in mentioned"

CHARLES A INGERSOLL, Clerk of the District of Connecticut.

A true copy of Record, examined by me,

CHARLES A INGERSOLL, Clerk of the District of Connecticut.

PREFACE.

CUSTOM has in some measure rendered a preface a necessary part of a book; it usually contains the author's apology for writing, his exertions, and the difficulties and embarrassments he has encountered in the progress of his work. Waiving these topics, the reader is here presented with a concise view of the subjects of the following pages, that if he feels no interest in them, he may save his time for more valuable purposes. The design of the present volume is, to state in a clear and concise manner—

The points of controversy between the United States and Great Britain, which induced the late war, and the arguments by which each supported their respective claims;

The great constitutional and national questions to which the war gave rise, and which were discussed and settled during its continuance ;

The debates and proceedings of Congress, on all the important measures connected with the war; The circumstances which led to the negotiation for peace, and its progress and result:

And to give a faithful detail of all the important military and naval operations during the war

That a well executed work,embracing these objects, would be interesting to the public, cannot be doubted. The claims set up by the two great European belligerent powers, to control neutral commerce,

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