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AND REPERTORY OF
NOTES AND QUERIES.
CONCERNING THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF AMERICA
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872, by CHASE & TOWN, in the Clerk's Office
of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.
THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL RECORD was begun with the intention of supplying a want which seemed to exist in the literature of our country. The Editor and Publishers entered upon their tasks with a belief that these efforts, if found to be usefully employed, would be seconded by their countrymen, and they have not been disappointed.
The first volume has closed with a steadily increasing circulation, which gives promise of the permanent establishment of the publication among the periodical issues from the American press. We point with satisfaction to the varied contents of this Volume, as an evidence that it is already a favorite among historical readers and inquirers. Its list of contributors (which is continually increasing) numbers some of the brightest minds of our country; and we here tender to them all, our grateful thanks for their generous aid, with the expression of a hope that the same practical interest which they have hitherto taken in our work, will be continued in the future. We shall hope, thereby, to make the RECORD a welcome visitor to the intelligent households of our land.