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“ It cannot fail to be regarded by all persons at all familiar with public men and public events, as among the most interesting works of a most interesting class. The formal records of history are far less entertaining than these details of the casual conversa
social habits and the personal characteristics of gifted and distinguished men. It is pleasant to witness the playful efforts of a great mind: and no one can regard with indifference the most ordinary details connected with those who have exerted a wide and a permanent influence upon national affairs. This universal and strongly attractive feeling will insure to this very interesting work of Mr. Rush, a wide perusal. The work is very handsomely printed in a thick and elegant volume of over 500 pages; and will, of course, form part of every library of any pretensions.”—N. Y. Courier and Enquirer.
"We have said that the work is not of a historical character strictly and it is not; but there is in it a history most important and valuable to those who would understand the relations of this country to England, and how the Oregon and other questions of national interest stood at the time of Mr. Rush's incumbency; and even to the general reader its valuable stores of anecdote and of incidents, in which the most brilliant lights of the English Court figured, will be most acceptable. Messrs. Lea & Blanchard have issued the volume in beautiful style, as regards printing and binding; and both in appearance and value the narrative is worth a place in the library of the most fastidious.”—U. S. Gazette.
• There is scarcely any feature of the work which has interested us more than its felicitous illustrations of the characters of many of the most eminent statesmen, not only of Great Britain, but of foreign countries, congregated at the British Court; we are left to infer wha
ter what they were from what they said and did ; and the descriptions are so easy and graphic, that it requires but a slight effort of imagination to fancy one's self a witness, and even a sharer of the very scenes which are described. This is but the continuation of a work, the first part of which was published some ten or twelve years ago; and unless we greatly mistake, those who read that with interest, will be still more interested in reading this. We must not omit to say that it makes a noble volume, being printed with a fine large type, which even those whose vision has begun to wane need not fear to encounter."-Albany Argus.
“ It is exceedingly valuable on account of the authentic information which it contains touching the Oregon negotiations, which were conducted by Mr. Rush on the part of the United States, and Messrs. Huskisson and Canning on the part of Great Britain.”-Savannah Republican.
SIBORNE'S WATERLOO CAMPAIGNS.
WITH MAPS AND PLANS.
HISTORY OF THE WAR IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM IN 1815; CONTAINING
LIGNY, WAVRE, AND WATERLOO.
In one large Octavo volume, extra Cloth. WITH MAPS AND PLANS OF THE BATTLES, &c., viz: 1. Part of Belgium, indicating the distribution of the armies on commencing hostilities. 2. Field of Quatre-Bras, at 3 o'clock, P. M. 3. Field of Quatre-Bras, at 7 o'clock, P.M. 4. Field of Ligny, at a quarter past 2 o'clock, P. M. 5. Field of Ligny, at half past 8 o'clock, P.M. 6. Field of Waterloo, at a quarter past 11 o'clock, A.M. 7. Field of Waterloo, at a quarter before 8 o'clock, P. M. 8. Field of Waterloo, at five minutes past 8 o'clock, P.M. 9. Field of Wavre, at 4 o'clock, P. M., 18th June. 10. Field of Wavre, at 4 o'clock, A. M., 19th June.
11. Part of France, on which is shown the advance of the Allied Armies into the Kingdom.
“When the work was first announced for publication we conceived great expectations from a history compiled by one whose access to every source of information was favoured both by interest in the highest quarters, and the circumstance of an official appointment on the staff. We looked for a work which should at once and forever set at rest the disputed questions of the campaign. We were not disappointed.”— Dublin University Magazine. ,
SECOND W A R
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ACT OF CONGRESS, THE 18th OF JUNE, 1812,
AND CONCLUDED BY PEACE, THE 15th OF FEBRUARY, 1815.
CHARLES J. INGERSOLL.
IN TH R E E VOLUMES...
Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1845, by
LEA AND BLANCHARD, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.