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c Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872,

By CASPAR T. HOPKINS, In the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

Right of Translation reserved.

Entered' according to Act of Congress, in the year 1873,

BY CASPAR T. HOPKINS, In the ofice of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

Right of Translation reserved.

DEDICATION.

TO THE TRUE JDEA OF AMERICAN LIBERTY, An idea not born of race, not nurtured by prejudice, not limited by seas and mountains, nor fettered by language--a thought not suggestive of hereditary feuds, nor prone to slaughter the grandchildren of sires, who in times past struggled with our ancestors—but an idea born of nature and revelation, educated by the intuitions of common sense, unlimited as the brotherhood of man, inseparable from the highest forms of civilization-a thought which, germinating in the souls of a few, has made our country what it is, and if carefully cultured in the minds of the multitude, will blossom and bear forever the golden fruits of peace, charity, and good will to men-this little work is

Reverently inscribed, by

THE AUTHOR.

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