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NEW YORK:

EVANS & DICKERSON, 697, BROADWAY.

THE

TRIUMPHS OF PERSEVERANCE

AND

ENTERPRISE,

RECORDED AS

Examples for the Young.

bee Fromas

"Lives of great men all remind us
We may make our lives sublime;
And, departing, leave behind us

Footprints on the sands of time."-LONGFELLOW.

NEW YORK.

EVANS & DICKERSON, 697, BROADWAY.

1854.

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PREFACE.

THESE records of the Triumphs of Perseverance and Enterprise have been written with the view to inspire the youthful reader with a glow of emulation, and to induce him to toil and to advance in the peaceful achievements of science and benevolence,

remembering the adage, "Whate' er man has done, man may do."

February, 1854.

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