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THE

UNITED STATES

OF

NORTH AMERICA

AS THEY ARE;

NOT AS THEY ARE GENERALLY DESCRIBED:

BEING A CURE FOR RADICALISM.

" While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of

corruption."-2nd Epist. of Peter, ii., ver. 19.

THOMAS BROTHERS,

RESIDENT IN THE UNITED STATES FIFTEEN YEARS.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY LONGMAN, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1840.

835.

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PREFATORY REMARKS

BY

THE EDITOR.

The main object of Mr. Brothers's Work is, to prove to the people of England, from the example of the United States of North America, that the farther they verge into democratic principles of government, or, in other words, the more they depart from the principles of the old English Constitution, the miseries of the masses will increase, and thereby true liberty will be finally destroyed by the overwhelming influence of a mobocracy, directed by a few unprincipled and lawless men.

From untoward circumstances, the publication of Mr. Brothers's Work has been delayed for some months; but the dates of the letters will clearly show that he foretold all the difficulties which are now afflicting that truly unhappy country. It is held, by all modern democratic writers, that where universal suffrage and election by ballot are established, there good government must exist as a matter of course ; but Mr. Brothers shows, from documents, public and official, that, though they have this principle in full exercise in the United States, so far as it is capable of being acted upon, yet the result is just the opposite of that so confidently foretold.

Great credit is due to the Author for his indefatigability in collecting facts with regard to the government of the United States, and the internal government of the different States, which, excepting on the question of peace or war, &c., are as independent of each other as England and France.

Mr. Brothers shows that he is a man of strong common senseof honest intentions—of great observation, and, as a politician,

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