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DESCRIBED IN LETTERS
FROM A GENTLEMAN
TO THEIR FRIENDS IN ENGLAND.
BÝ PRISCILLA WAKEFIELD,
PRINTED AND SOLD BY DARTON AND HARVEY,
THE variety of natural productions in North America, both animal and vegetable, and the connection it formerly had with this country, give it a peculiar claim to the notice of British youth; a consideration that has induced the author to attempt a general description of it, in the form of a tour, adapted to the taste and capacity of young readers.
When the difficulty of selecting from such a fund of materials is considered, she trusts she shall obtain the same indulgence she has been favoured with on former occasions. She considers it a sanction to the work to acknowledge, that the chief sources of her information have been derived from Jefferson, Weld, Rochefoucault, Bartram, Michaux, Carver, Mackenzie, and Hearn.
LETTER II. Trade of Philadelphia. Penn. Charitable
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