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UNCLE SAM AND HIS COUNTRY.

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THE LIBRARY

OF
THE UNIVERSITY
OF CALIFORNIA

PRESENTED BY
PROF. CHARLES A. KOFOID AND

MRS. PRUDENCE W. KOFOID

AND HIS COUNTRY;

OR,

SKETCHES OF AMERICA,

IN 1854-55-56.

BY

ALFRED PAIRPOINT.

“Go, little book ; from this my solitude

I cast thee on the waters—Go thy ways,
And if, as I believe, thy vein be good!

The world will find thee after many days.”-SOUTHEY.

LONDON: SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & CO.,

STATIONERS' HALL COURT;
TRÜBNER & Co., PATERNOSTER ROW;

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[ENTERED AT STATIONERS' PALL.]

LONDON : PRINTED BY DODD AND COMPANY,

PREEMAN'S COURT, CHRAPSIDE.

E 166 P35

DEDICATION.

Inscribed, by permission, to His Excellency,

THE HONOURABLE

GEORGE M. DALLAS, ESQ.,

AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO ENGLAND.

SIR,

To you, as the Representative of the American Nation, the following Work is respectfully dedicated. Did it possess twenty times the ability it does, I should be only too proud to place it under your protection. None can know better than yourself the great advantages which must accrue from a reciprocity of good feeling between the twin countries-England and America.

Happily the prejudice which existed is rapidly fading away, the dawn of brighter days of mutual understanding is now appearing—and with the view of aiding in this “consummation, so devoutly to be wished," I have endeavoured to be faithful to the subject I have under

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