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DEPARTED HEROES, SAGES, AND STATESMEN,
cox FINED exclusiveLY
THIRD EDITION ;
With iMPORTANT ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS.
COMPILED BY THOMAS J. Rogers.
Whether we consider the intrinsic gallantry of our revolutionary heroes and
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the fourth day of August in the forty-ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1824, Thomas J. Rogers, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the Title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
“A new American Biographical Dictionary; or Remembrancer of the departed Heroes, Sages, and Statesmen, of America. Confined exclusively to those who have signalized themselves in either capacity in the Revolutionary War, which obtained the Independence of their country. Third Edition, with important alterations and additions. Compiled by Thomas J. Rogers.”
“Whether we consider the intrinsic gallantry of our revolutionary heroes and “statesmen, the sufferings they endured, or the inestimable value of the “blessings they obtained, no nation has prouder examples to appeal to than “the American people; no nation was ever called on by stronger obliga
“tions of gratitude, to honor their characters and to consecrate their me“mories.”
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned.” And also to the act entitled, “An act supplementary to an act, entitled “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,” and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other
TWO editions of this work have been published, and the second has received the decided and unequivocal approbation of some of the most distinguished individuals in our country. The present edition is considerably enlarged, and essentially improved, by numerous original sketches of individuals, whose characters, conduct, and patriotism, in all probability, never would have been recorded, but for this publication. Every day more solicitude and interest is manifested for the history and events of the revolutionary war, and more veneration is paid to the memory of those illustrious statesmen and soldiers, who laid the foundation of the American republic. Those venerable men are rapidly departing from among us. Every day adds to the number of those who have gone, and few now remain. It becomes us the more then to cherish their principles, which will, ere long, be all that survives them, except indeed the history of their virtues, patriotism, and gallant exploits. These, we trust, will never be forgotten by their descendants. There is no task more delightful to a grateful posterity, nor more worthy of a patriot, than to search out the rolls of honourable exploit, and to promulgate it to our country. Every endeavour to rescue from forgetfulness the men who distinguished themselves in our glorious revolution, ought to be encouraged by all patriotic Americans. We ought to implant their memory in the hearts of our children, to be handed down to their children, in proud remembrance of their virtues, talents, and patriotism: for “never, in any country or in any age, did there exist a race of men whose souls were better fitted to endure the trial. Patient in suffering, firm in adversity, calm and collected amidst the dangers which pressed around them ; cool in council, and brave in battle, they were worthy of the cause and the cause was worthy of them.” Whether we consider their intrinsic gallantry, the sufferings they endured, or the inestimable blessings they obtained for themselves and their posterity, no nation has prouder examples to appeal to than the American people : no nation was ever called on by stronger obligations of gratitude, to honour their characters and to consecrate their meInories.
In contemplating the characters of those illustrious men, who have been emphatically called the founders of our republic, we have before us models of every public and private vir