Excerpt from History of the American Revolution It is stated, on the title page, that this work was first published in London under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Kwledge. Such is its character for impartiality and accuracy and correct diction, that several editions of it have been published in this country without alteration. In the present edition, where more minute details were judged desirable, additions have been made which amount to about one fifth of the whole volume. These additions are partly incorporated into the text, and are partly in the form of tes. The pictorial illustrations will also be esteemed a great improvement, whether it is to be used as a class-book for study in schools, or as a reading book in families. The distinctive merits of the original work were presented, in the first American edition, published at Boston, 1832, under the following classification. First - It is the most brief, concise, and distinct narrative of the principal events of the American Revolution, kwn to exist. Second - It possesses an uninterrupted continuity of interest from the first to the last, without embellishment and with other alteration than a plain recital of historical facts. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.