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EXCURSIONS

IN

NORTH AMERICA,

DESCRIBED IN LETTERS

FROM A GENTLEMAN

AND HIS

YOUNG COMPANION,

TO THEIR FRIENDS IN ENGLAND.

By PRISCILLA WAKEFIELD,
Author of Juvenile Travellers, Family Tour, &c. &c.

LONDON:

PRINTED AND SOLD BY DARTON AND HARVEY,

GRACECHURCH-STREET.

917.3

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The variety of natural productions in North America, both animal and vegetable, and the connection it formerly had with this country, give it a peculiar claim to the notice of British youth; a consideration that has induced the author to attempt a general description of it, in the form of a tour, adapted to the taste and capacity of young readers.

When the difficulty of selecting from such a fund of materials is considered, she trusts she shall obtain the same indulgence she has been favoured with on former occasions, She considers it a sanction to the work to acknowledge, that the chief sources of her information have been derived from Jefferson, Weld, Rochefoucault, Bartram, Michaux, Caryer, Mackenzie, and Hearn.

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