* Il within the memory of man, or the compass of history, any class of individuals have merited, be-
yond others, the honours and rewards of their cotemporaries, the gratitude of posterity, and the admira-
Lion of the world, it is those who, unmoved by difficulty, danger, and misfortune, directed the councils,
and led to victory the arms of their country, in the long and sanguinary contest, which resulted in the
INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES.
“ No study can be more useful to the ingenuous youth of the United States, than that of their own histo-
ry, nor any examples more interesting, or more safe for their contemplation, than those of the great fous-
ders of the republic."-Tudor's Life of Otis.
BY A GENTLEMAN OF PHILADELPHIA.
PUBLISHED BY D. MALLORY,
Hopkins & Morris, Printers.