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THE.

AMERICAN

ANNUAL REGISTER;

· FOR THE YEARS 1827-8-9.

THE FIFTY-SECOND AND FIFTY-THIRD YEARS OF AMERICAN

INDEPENDENCE.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED BY E. & G. W. BLUNT.

1830.

is lolo 5.65

HARVARO COLLEGE LIBRARY

SHELDON FUND
JULY 10, 1940

Southern District of New York, su.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twentieth day of April, A. D. 1830, in the fifty-fourth year of

the Independence of the United States of America, E. & G. W. Blunt, of the said district, e

kave deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, (L. $.]

in the words following, to wit:

“The American Annual Register; for the years 1827-8-9, or, the fifty-second and fifty-third years of American Independence.”

In conformity to the Act of 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 time therein mentioned." And also to an Act, entitled " An Act, supplementary to an Act, 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 therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other Prints."

FRED. J. BETTS,
Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.

PREFACE.

The period of history embraced in the present volume of the American Annual Register, comprehends nearly two years. This departure from the original plan, although partly caused by considerations only interesting to its conductor, was in some measure justified by the peculiar character of the events which transpired during that time. The proceedings of the first session of the 20th congress, and most of the domestic affairs of this country, had a direct reference to the presidential election, which took place shortly after the close of the period originally intended to be embraced in this volume, and the second session gave rise to nothing of general interest, but was confined to the consideration of such laws only, as were absolutely necessary for the support of the government. There seemed, therefore, to be a peculiar fitness in including the proceedings of both sessions in one volume. The war between Russia and Turkey, although originating in causes, which must be sought in the early history of Europe, and productive of consequences which the most powerful imagination can but faintly shadow forth, also commenced and terminated within the same years.

The character of the principal events transpiring in other European kingdoms, and the infant republics on this continent, gave additional force to the consideration, and finally led to the determination, to so far modify the plan, as to include the

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