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HISTORY, MANNERS, AND CUSTOMS,

OF THE

NORTE AMERICAN INDIANS,

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A PLAN FOR THEIR MELIORATION.

BY JAMES BUCHANAN, Esq.
HUIS BRITANNIC MAJESTI'S CONSUL FOR THE STATE OF NEW-YORK.

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PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM BORRADAILE,

No. 130 Fulton-street,

1824,

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L S. A. D. 1824, in the 49th year of the Independence of the

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United States of America, William Borradaile, of the said ******** District, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following: to wit:

" Sketches of the History, Manners, and Customs, of the
North American Indians, with a plan for their meliora-
tion. By James Buchanan, Esq. his Britannic Majesty's
Consul for the State of New-York. In two volumes."

in conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled " An set for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein inentioned.” And also to an Act, entitled' “ An Aci, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and exteni! ing the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching nistorical and other prints.”

JAMES DILL, Clerk of the Southern District of Neur-York.

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DEDICATION.

TO HIS EXCELLENCY

LIEUT. GENERAL THE EARL OF DALHOUSIE, G. C. B.

GOVERNOR.GENERAL AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF ALL HIS

MAJESTY'S POSSESSIONS IN NORTH AMERICA, &c. &c.

Well aware, my Lord, of the effects produced by splendid talents, great personal worth, and hereditary rank, in promotiig any work of benevolence, I solicited and obtained permission to dedicate the following pages to your Excellency.

It is quite unnecessary to speak here of your Lordship's deeds; they are too recent, too illustrious, too intimately connected with the history and the glory of the British Empire.

Wishing your Excellency long to enjoy a reputation hus acquired and merited,

I have the honour to remain,
Your Lordship's
Most obedient, humble servant,
JAS. BUCHANAN.

New-York, 1st May, 1821.

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