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ON A NEW PLAN,
THE MOST REMARKABLE REVOLUTIONS AND EVENTS, AS WELL
WITH A VIEW OF THE
PROGRESS OF SOCIETY AND MANNERS,
IRRUPTION OF THE GOTHS AND VANDALS,
CONCLUSION OF THE AMERICAN WAR.
DESIGNED FOR THE
IMPROVEMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT
BY THE REV. JOHN ADAMS, A. M.
Omne tulit punctum qui miscuit utile dulci.
JAMES J. WILSON, PRINTER, TRENTON,
PUBLISHED BY BENNET AND WALTON,
IT is the business of an able Historian to exhibit manners as well as facts and events; for certainly, whatever displays the state and life of mankind, in different periods, and illustrates the progress of the human mind, is more useful and interesting, than the detail of sieges and battles. To engage my Readers to the study of History, written upon this plan, is the design of the folfollowing Performance. It is aCompilation from the most celebrated Historians; such as, Hume, Robertson, Goldsmith, Guthrie; and Russel, Author of the History of Modern Europe, a late publication of very great merit.