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AND REPERTORY OF
NOTES AND QUERIES.
CONCERNING THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF AMERICA
AND BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICANS.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872, by CHASE & Town, in the Clerk's Office
of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.
THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL RECORD was begun with the intention of supplying a
want which seemed to exist in the literature of our country.
The Editor and Pub
lishers entered upon their tasks with a belief that these efforts, if found to be usefully
employed, would be seconded by their countrymen, and they have not been disap
The first volume has closed with a steadily increasing circulation, which gives pro
mise of the permanent establishment of the publication among the periodical issues
from the American press.
We point with satisfaction to the varied contents of this
Volume, as an evidence that it is already a favorite among historical readers and
inquirers. Its list of contributors (which is continually increasing) numbers some of
the brightest minds of our country; and we here tender to them all, our grateful
thanks for their generous aid, with the expression of a hope that the same practical
interest which they have hitherto taken in our work, will be continued in the future.
We shall hope, thereby, to make the RECORD a welcome visitor to the intelligent
households of our land.