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A N Nu NCIATION. The Rev. Dr. Trumbull, who has ublished, with much reputation to f. and his country, the first volume of his history of Connecticut, has for several years past been engaged, at the request of the General Association in Connecticut, in writing a general history of the United States, for the purpose of displaying the divine agency in their settlement, growth and protection, and specially during the late memorable revolution. The work will probably be comprised in three octavo, vols. of about 500 pages each, of the size of the English edition of Dr. Gordon's history of the revolutionary war. The first volume, which is ready for the press, brings down the history to the year 1760. The second vol. ume is in forwardness, and it is expected the whole will be completed in such period, as that, after the first volume shall have been put to press, (which will be the next spring at farthest) the others will be in readiness to succeed it, without delay. Some idea of this work may be formed from the contents of the several chapters which follow. c H.A.P. I. Introduction. Sketches of the principal discoveries of North Amer. ica; of the state of the country when discovered ; of the character, manners, religion, government, language, probable numbers and geographical situation of the natives. ch A. P. II. Attempts of the French and Spanjards to make settlements in Carolina. Patent of Sir Walter Raleigh and his attempts to piant a colony. Sketches of the patents, discovery and settlement of Virginia, New York, Plymouth, , Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island; and of the principal occurrences attending their settlement. ch A P. 111. Oppressions of the Virginians under the administration of Sir John Harvey. Another massacre by the Indians. War with them. Confederation of the New England colonies. Their success in christianising the natives. The virginians, refusing obedience to the Lord protector, he dispatches an armament against them. They eapitulate. His different treatment
pedition of Colonel Church.
of different colonies. Neduction of New York. Injury by the king's commissioners. The settlement of New Jersey and the Carolinas. Indian war and depredations in New England. Ch.A.P. iv. Customs imposed on the colonies by act of parliament. The administration of Major Andros. Both oppress and create general uneasiness. Claims of Andros on Connecticut. The colony make opposition and protest against his conduct. The Virginians distressed by the acts of trade and government at New York; the people are thrown into tumult; Bacon excites rebellion . Its unhappy consequences. Andros's treatment of the Jerseys. Quo-warrantos are issued against the New England charters. The oppressive administration of Sir Edmund Andros. Sir Edmund seized by the people at Boston. Joy excited by the acces. sion of William and Mary to the throne of Britain, ch A P. v. , The first assembly in New York. King James's treatment of the colony. Leisler's usurpation. The settlement of New Hampshire, and its separation from Massachusetts. The settlement of Pennsylvania. The countries on the Delaware become a distinct jurisdiction. Revolution in the Jerseys. Intrigue and corruption in Carolina. Abuse of the French protestants. Establishment of episcopacy and persecution of the Dissenters. ch A. P. VI. Ravages of the French and In•dians in King William’s and Queen Ann's wars. Destruction of Schenectada, Salmon Falls and CascoThe reduction of Port Royal. Sir William Phipps' unsuccessful attempt on Canada. Major Schuyler’s expedition. The distressed state of New England. Armament from the French under the Marquis of Nesmond for the reduction of Boston and New York. The remarkable preservation of New York, and the country in generalThe uncommon cruelties of this warDepredations and distressed state of New England in QueenAnn's war. ExExpedition of Colonel Nicholson to Wood creek. Reduction of Port Royal and Acadia. Expedition against Canada
under Admiral Walker and Briga
dier Hill. The loss of New England in these wars, and their general ef. fect on the country. cha P. v. It. Expedition against St Augustine. Defeat of the French in Carolina. Palatines settle in North Carolina. Massacre by the Corees and Tuscaroras. Expedition against them. General conspiracy of the Indians against the Carolinians. them. Distressed state of the colony. It revolts from the proprietary government, and effects a revolution. Under the government of Great Britain j safety, prosperity, and general satisfaction. CHAP. VI.1.1. Settlement of North Carolina. First voyage made to that country. Interview with the natives. Their kindness. Settlement of Albemarle and Cape Fear. Revolt in Albemarle. Deed from the proprietors. Constitution of the colony. Palatimes plant themselves on the Roanoke. The colony is purchased by the crown, and the government becomes regal. The plan and patent for the settlement of Georgia. Settlements made. Regulations of the Trustees. Expedition against St. Augustine. Spaniards invade Georgia and are defeated. The corporation surrender their charter, and the government becomes regal. General observations relative to Georgia and the Southern colonies. ch a P. IX. War with the Eastern Indians. Brunswick destroyed. Canso surprised, and seventeen vessels taken by the enemy. Attempts to engage the five nations in war with the Eastern Indians. The English take and burn Norridgewock. Peace made with the Indians. French war. Duviviere takes Canso. Expedition of the New Englanders against Louisburg. Remarkable deliverance of New England. ch a P. X. Colonel Washington's expedition. Convention at Albany. French war, 1755. Reasons of the war. Expedition against Nova Scotia, Fort du Quesne, Crown Point, and Niagara. Success in Nova Scotia. General
War with ,
Braddock defeated by the French and Indians. Laron Dieskau defeated and taken by General Johnson. Unhappy division of the Southern colonies. Colonel Bradstreet defeats a party of the enemy. Oswego taken. Inactivity of Lord Loudon. Conduct of the Southern colonies. Comparison between the campaign of 1755 and 1756. ch A p. xi.
Preparations for the campaign in 1757. Plan of operation in America changed, and Louisburg becomes its only object. This is reinforced, and the expedition is postponed. Fort William Henry taken by the French. The country is alarmed, and great reinforcements sent forward to Albany and Fort Edward. The campaign closes with losses and shame. The provincials lose all confidence in the British Commanders. Change of men, 1758. Armament against Louisburg. Its seige and capture by General Amherst. Defeat at Ticonderoga. Du Quesne taken by General Porbes.
chap. xi I.
Plan of the campaign of 1759. Expedition against Ticonderoga and Crown Point, Niagara and Quebec. Action at the falls of Montmorency. The camp removes to Point Levi. The troops land above the town. Battle of Quebec. General Wolfe and Montcalm killed. Quchec surrenders. Movements of General Amherst on lake Champlain.
The MS. of the first volume of this work has been submitted to the critical inspection of the Rev. Dr. Dwight, President of Yale College, and the Hon. John Trumbull, Esq. one of the Judges of the Supreme Court, in Connecticut ; both well known in the literary world, and has received their decided approbation. The latter gentleman writes thus to the author:
“Your style is neat, elegant, and well suited to a history, which, comprehending in one volume a long series of most important events, allows little room for diffuse narration, and must owe its principal merit to conciseness, perspicuity, and a judicious selection of the most important facts. Your selection of facts, and manner of narration are very judicious. Your his
tory, in affording important informa
tion on subjects very little known, will Dr.Waterhouse is about publishing be a most valuable acquisition to the “a continuation of the progress of vacpublic, and do additional honour to cination in America; together with a
American literature.” narrative tending to show the importProposals will shortly be issued for ance of Deco Rux in a young physipublishing the work. cian.” 190ctrp.
ADDRESS TO CONTENT.
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Extracted from a sermon delivered to his bereaved flock, by the Rev. David Tappan, afterward D. D.
The God of nature had given him not only a most graceful and commanding presence, but a soul furnished with many excellent natural endowments ; the most striking of which were a correct and solid judgment, a quick perception, a fertile invention, a ready and easy flow of thought and expression, a remarkably steady and resolute temper, joined and softened by a very pleasant and sprightly vein, and a large share of the kind and tender sensibilities. These, improved and expanded by a liberal education, polished by a large acquaintance with mankind, refined and consecrated by divine grace, enabled him to appear on the stage of the world in a very advantageous light, both as the gentleman, the Christian, the divine, and the preacher.
Having graduated at Harvard University, in 1736, the 21st year of his age, * he was employed, for a series of years, in a Vol. III. No. 7. N N
"He was born June 20, 1716.
grammar school; first at Manchester, and afterwards at Gloucester; in which department he displayed such mingled dignity and mildness, such a happy, ingratiating manner of instructing and forming the rising generation, as have left a lasting perfume upon his name in those towns; especially the latter, where he acted the part of a most tender, able, successful spiritual guide to his pupils, in a season of uncommon religious impressions. On the 20th of June, 1744, he was ordained the pastor of the church in Byefield; in which he lived to complete near half of the sortieth year of his ministry;f and through this whole period, he was a bright ornament both to his Christian and ministerial profession. If we trace his private life, we sec a remarkable pattern of steady and uniform goodness. The uncommon firmness and
| He died Dec. 14, 1783.
stability of his natural temper communicated its own complexion to his moral and religious character, and rendered it a most lively comment on those lines of the poet. “A man resolv’d, and steady to his trust, Inflexible to ill, and obstinately just.” Having once deliberately settled his judgment, or fixed his purpose, upon any question, he maintained it with the most rigid, immoveable constancy, which nothing would shake, but the force of new light and conviction illuminating his understanding. Hence he always appeared the same good man, both at home and abroad; both in his most secret retirements, and in the open face of day , both in the pulpit, and the social circle. He always carried the gravity, the dignity, the prudent decorum of the Christian minister into his most cheerful hours and visits; and though he often indulged his pleasant, enlivening humour among his friends, yet a nice and singular purity, innocence and moderation ever presided over these sprightly sallies, and kept them at the greatest distance from the puerile jest, the boisterous laugh, the vain, indelicate mirth, which flow only from light, impure or vulgar minds. It has been remarked by some of his intimate acquaintance, that he scarce ever dismissed the merriest topic, without raising from it, or mingling with it, some qualifying observation, or useful lesson of a moral nature. In short, he knew how to be familiar without meanness; sociable without loquacity; cheerful without levity; grave without moroseness i
pious without enthusiasm, superstition or ostentation ; zealous against error and vice, without ill natured bitterness; condescendingly affable to all, without the least sacrifice of his ministerial dignity. Another eminent stroke in his character was a peculiar and noble simplicity of heart, discovering itself in an honest, generous openness of language and behaviour. I never knew a person farther removed from every appearance of duplicity; whether deceitful flattery, low trick, designed falsehood, or artful disguise. His words and actions ever appeared to flow spontaneous from his in most soul, and to speak its genuine language ; insomuch that his real sentiments and feelings were almost visible and transparent in his frank, honest countenance, conversation and deportment. With this was joined a warm, unaffected, enlarged benevolence, which, while it flowed out in good wishes and prayers for all mankind, embraced with a particular ardour the dear names of country, neighbourhood, acquaintance, friends, and nearest connexions ; and accordingly rendered him a zealous, patriotic advocate and fervent intercessor for the civil and religious interests of his beloved, persecuted America ; an obliging, useful neighbour, and member of civil society ; a kind, courteous and very hospitable acquaintance ; an entire, faithful, inviolable friend ; and in all his domestic connexions, as husband, parent, master, remarkably affectionate, condescending and endearing. And as these virtues and accomplishments rendered him