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DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT, 88. ******

BE IT REMEMBERED; That on the sixL. S.

teenth day of August, in the forty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, SILAS ANDRUS 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: · The Tour of James Monroe, President of the United States, through the Northern and Eastern States, in 1817; his Tour in the year 1818 ; together with a sketch of his life ; with descriptive and historical notices of the principal places through which he passed.

“ You would have thought the very windows mov'd,
To see him as he pass’d, so many young aod old,

Through casements darted their desiring eyes." By S. Putnam Waldo, Esq. Compiler of “ Robbins' Journal," and Author of Memoirs of Jackson."

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the UNITED STATES, entittled, “ 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 thereio mentioned."

CHARLES INGERSOLL,

Clerk of the District of Connecticut. A true copy of Record, examined and sealed by me,

CHARLES INGERSOLL, Clerk of the District of Connecticut.

Loomis & Barnes, Printers.

TO THE CITIZENS OF THE

AMERICAN REPUBLIC.

The diffidence I feel in offering this volume to my fellow citizens, is greatly diminished in reflecting upon the peculiarly interesting subject of it. However imperfect its execution-however numerous its errors, and however deficient in style, the importance of the subject matter, will, I trust, secure to it from you an indulgent reception.

With ardent wishes for the perpetuity of our Republican Institutions,

I am, Fellow Citizens,
Your Obedient Servant,

S. PUTNAM WALDO.

Hartford, Sept. 1819.

PREFACE

TO THE SECOND EDITION.

THE inducement to the publication of the first Edition of this work, arose from a desire to preserve, in a volume, the interesting incidents in the President's First Tour,-the Addresses delivered to him, and his Answers to them.

Knowing that a monotonous detail of civilities bestowed and reciprocated, would fatigue the reader, I attempted to blend with the narrative, Descriptive and Historical notices of the country through which he travelled; having, from personal observation, acquired some knowledge of the greatest part of the country the President explored.

From the diversity of matter contained in the work, errors may be expected, and will undoubtedly be discovered.

The Second Tour of the President was a very limited one, and of course the account of it is short.

It is sincerely to be hoped that a much abler hand will present to the public an account of his extensive and interesting Tour in 1819.

THE AUTHOR. Hartford, September, 1819.

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