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om 1331 THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

On the 3rd inst. there died at Dundee, in the fifty-ninth year of his age, Mr. Robert Mackenzie, author of • America and her Army,'' History of the United States, -arfan dan History of the Nineteenth century,' and other works. The deceased, who was for

Feb merly a merchant in Dundee, travelled a good deal latterly in the United States.

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T. NELSON AND SONS, PATERNOSTER ROW;

EDINBURGH; AND NEW YORK.

1870.

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PREFACE.

A VERY limited measure of attention has yet been bestowed in this country upon the history of the United States. Our youth are trained with scrupulous and laudable care in the history and legends of Greece and Rome, but they have been suffered to remain ignorant of the history of that people whose marvellously rapid development is one of the grand characteristic circumstances of the nineteenth century. Nor is it the practice of their riper years to remedy this defect in their early education.

It is eminently desirable that the two great branches of the Anglo-Saxon family should be fully acquainted with each other. National dislikes spring out of ignorance, and are wont to express themselves in war. As Britain and America know each other better they will love each other more. The unwise prejudices which still in some

measure divide the two nations will

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