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OR, THE MODEL REPUBLIC, ITS GLORY OR ITS FALL; WITH A REVIEW OP
THE CAUSES OF TIIE DECLINE AND FAILURE OF THE REPUBLICS
OF SOUTH AMERICA, MEXICO, AND OF THE OLD WORLD;
APPLIED TO THE PRESENT CRISIS IN THE UNITED

STATES.
One volume, 12mo., about 400 pages, cloth gilt, $1.25.

CONTENTS OF THE WORK: The United States—Retrospective and Pros- | Evils of Military Organizations exclusively pective.

of Foreigners. The Ancient Republics-Early Civilization. What Constitutes the Right to Vote! Sparta and Athens.

Fallacy of supposing American Institutions The Fall of Rome.

need no Safeguar is. Italian Liberty in the Middle Ages.

Naturalization Laws of the United States. The Anglo-Saxon Race and Freedom.

United States and Immigration,
The Heroes of the Founders of Liberty. The Citizen of a Republic.
The Boundaries of Countries -- how estab- Ainerican Nationality.
lished.

Necessity of American Habits and Principles. Romanism and Freedom.

The Right of the Majority to Rule. The Effects of Romanism and Protestantism Freedorn from Foreign Influence. on Civilization,

Origin of Political Power. The Rights of Conscience.

Mexico and the South American Republics. Religious Toleration.

America the Theatre of the Great Demon. The Bible, the Charter of Liberty.

stration, The Principles and Perils of our Common Secret Societies-their Use and Abuse. Education.

The American Republic the Hope of the The Political Power of the Pope.

World. Demoralizing InQuence of Demagogism. Appendix.

This work is written in an earnest American spirit, by able and experienced writers selected for their eminent Atness for the task, and will be found worthy the attentive perasal of the whole American people. It condense- a prodigious amount of most valuable informa. tion relating to our social and political economy, and the dangers to which o'r civil and national liberties are exposed, together with illustrations drawn from the hi-tory of the classic and modern republics. This production will long be regarded as the great iarl-bok for American citizens. It is so thorough in its investigations, and of such deep, stirring interest, that it cannot fail of making its direct appeal to the hearts of the people.

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NATIONAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES;

COMPRISING THE COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY, AND CONSTITUTIONAL RECORDS OF THE COUNTRY; BASED UPON AND INCLUDING THE

DOCUMENTS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, &c.

By Benson J. Lossing and EDWIN WILLIAMS. In two volumes, royal 8vo., illustrated with numerous fine engravings

on steel and wood, muslin gilt, $7. It is a work uniqne in its character, and of intrinsic value as a standard authority for the statesman, historian, and general reader; and no less important as the exponent of the polit. ical ethics and progress of the Confederacy. It will be regarded as the National History of our country during its three great epochs-Colonial, Revolutionary, and Constitutionalcondensed from the national archives; including impartial biographical memoirs of the Presidents of the United States, from the times of Washington to the present, their administrations, etc., and a mass of highly valuable national documents never before presented to the public in a collective form. The claims of this truly national work will, it is believed, be at once apparent, since it is not only designed as a standard authority of reference, but also as the best work for all who desire to become thoroughly acquainted with the theory and working of our Constitution, its institutes and laws. Comprising, as it does, the great essentials of our national history, it will necessarily become of imperishable value to the American people. The two well-known naines which appear on the title-page, afford : sufficient guarantee for the manner in which the work has been produced-its general excellence, comprehensiveness, and accuracy-- Mr. B.J. Lossing, the author of the “ Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution," and Mr. Edwin Williams, editor of the “Statesman's Manual," and other valuable statistical works.

The numerous illustrations which accompany the volumes, are beantiful specimens of art, and include exterior and interior views of the Senate of the United States, and House of Representatives, Government Buildings, Capitol, Custom-Houses, Mints, Forts, and a series of newly-prepared portraits of all the Presidents, &c. A copious analytical index is affixed to the work.

III. THE STATESMAN'S MANUAL; CONTAINING THE PRESIDENTS' MESSAGES-INAUGURAL, ANNUAL, AND

SPECIAL-FROM THOSE OF WASHINGTON TO THE PRESENT TIME: WITH THEIR MEMOIRS AND HISTORIES OF THEIR ADMINISTRATIONS. ALSO, VALUABLE DOCUMENTS AND STATISTICS.

COMPILED FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES, BY EDWIN WILLIAMS.

The new edition brought doron to the present time. 4 vols. 8vo., with Portraits of all the Presidents, cloth, extra gilt, $10.

This great national work has received the highest commendation from the Press throughout the country, as well as from some of the most distinguished personages connected with the Federal and State governments. It is indispensable to all persons in any way connected with official or governmental affairs. A full analytical Index accompanies the work, by which immediate reference can be made to any great question--political, social, or legal

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THE STATESMAN'S MANUAL CONTINUED,

EXTRACTS FROM NOTICES OF THE WORK.

"We can say no more, and ought to say no less, of this work, than that it is the most complete constitutional history of the United States that exists, or that can be constructed within the same space. It is indispensable to the library of every American scholar, as e book of reference: and, as its title indicates, it is, and always mast be, the Statesman's Manual."- New York Evening Post.

“ An indispensable work of reference to all persons engaged in public affairs, and others who study the history and practical operation of our government.”President Taylor.

“A very valuable work for reference."-llon, Henry Clay.
“ An exceedingly useful and valuable work."-President Polk.

“Many hours of idle discussion and senseless debate might be spared to heated partisans, were this book at hand for appeal."Democratic Review.

“It is a rade mecum that has no competitor among the books of this country."-Louisville Journal,

“This is the most important contribution to American political history ever published. Certainly, no work can compare with this in condensed comprehensiveness, in accuracy, and in all the features which make such a book valuable."--N. Y. Courier and Enquirer.

" It is emphatically a national work. No American library, however small, is properly made up, in which a copy of this Statesman's Manual is not found.”—Now York Express.

“ It presents information nowhere else to be found in a combined form, of the utmost importance to every American."Boston Post.

" It is a work of the utmost utility and value."— Boston Recorder.

“This work is the best help to the study of the history, administrative and diplomatic, of the United States, that exists in the language. It should be in every library, and form a pade mecum to every one who aspires to take part in the legislation of this country."New Orleans Picayune.

“It is, in truth, the best historical narrative of our political statistics that has ever been published on the science of government, of any description whatever; for it furnishes, throughout, the varied and interesting development of the action of a free and enlightened government on the multifarious interests of society, and demonstrates that the latter are more perfectly guarded under the ægis of republican institutions than any other. This work is well written, well printed, and well bound, and must, sooner or later, enter into avery library.'

"-Ilome Journal. “This publication is invaluable, not only to the politician, but to every citizen. No American library will be complete without it."- New Orleans Bulletin,

"No library should be without the book, and if any man has got a house without a library, let him purchase these to begin one. We take it for granted that a work of such unusual interest will be universally called for."Graham's Magazine.

"Few productions of the present day have emanated from the press with stronger claims upon the public patronage than this. It is a noble attempt to present to the great body of the American people, in an available and popular form, the documentary history of tho executive government from its commencement under Washington to that of Taylor, togetber with the details of each administration, in consecutive order, and a mass of important statistical matter not elsewhere to be met with."- Boston Courier.

“It is indeed a work worthy of its title--national Thore can be no doubt of its taking its placo permanently among works of the highest value."Boston Register.

“ To say that these elegant and important tomes deserve a conspicuous place in every private and public library, is not all that shonld be said they are indispensable to every lawyer, politician, or intelligent, patriotic citizen,"– Boston Witness.

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IV. A NEW AND ENLARGED EDITION (THE 20TH THOUSAND) OF DR. DOWLING'S HISTORY OF ROMANISM. COMPILED FROM ROMISH AUTHORITIES; WITH SUPPLEMENT, BRINGING

THE HISTORY DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME;

WITI FIFTY ENGRAVINGS.

1 vol. 8vo., 800 pages, cloth gilt, $3. This valuable production, which, by common consent of the Press, literary, religious, and secular, throughout America and Great Britain, has been pronounced the standard authority upon the subject of which it treats, bas already attained a circulation in this country of upwards of thirty thousand copies. The great characteristic merit of this work, consists in the fact of its being based almost entirely upon Romish authorities-for the most part inaccessible to Protestant readers. It is the result of immense research and labor, and is the most comprehensive and reliable work of its class extant.

P The Prelates and Priests of the Romish Church are earnestly invited to give this work their candid perusal, as it contains no unjust strictures upon their Church, but is oatholic in its spirit.

"It is a history-veritable, authentic history-not a series of declamatory tirades against what the Romish Church is supposed to be by those who discard her doctrines and author. ity-but a plain, unvarnished history of what sho is actually by her own admissions and practices; a faithful and impartial exhibition, from her own archives, of her recorded and attested opinions and usages." - Protestant Churchman.

“This work is admirably adapted to the times. Its circulation would do incalculable good in making known the system, tactics, errors, and dangers of Popery, and thus most effectu. ally put us on our guarit. We trust its beautiful appearance will secure it an introduction where its stirring appeals and thrilling facts will tell upon the consciences and hearts of the people."- National Protestant.

" Its contents form a rich storehouse of historical instruction, which should be placed within the reach of every family."-N Y Christian Intelligencer.

" It abounds in facts and incidents, and is better adapted to furnish a cirid and impressire portraiture of Romanism as it is, than any othor book we know of."-New York Evangelist.

"An able work, comprising the results of extensive reading and research, and well adapted to fill an important chasm in our literature."-Lutheran Observer

V.

THE AMERICAN AND ODD-FELLOWS

LITERARY MUSEUM. COMPRISING GEMS OF LITERATURE CONTRIBUTED BY MANY OF THE

MOST EMINENT AMERICAN WRITERS. Illustrated with upwards of Thirty fine Steel Engravings. Two elegant

volumes. Price-muslin, extra gilt, $5; gilt edges, $6. This beautiful work is of itself a library of choice, entertaining, and instructive readingprose and verse--consisting of essays, sketches, tales, and historic and descriptive narratives, etc. It is alike adapted for the social and the solitary hour, and peculiarly suited for the family circle. It contains nearly two hundred original contributions, by esteemed and popa. lar American writers.

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