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Fearon, Henry Bradshaw. Stetches of America. A Narrative of a Journey of Five Thousand Miles Through The Eastern and Western States of America; Contained in Eight Reports Addressed to the Thirty-Nine Families By Whom the Author was Deputed, in June 1817, to Ascertain Whether Any, and What Part of the United States Would be Suitable for their Residence . London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. [format: book], [genre: letter; travelogue; narrative]. Permission: Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures, Aurora University
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Advertisement to the Second Edition.

THE early demand for a Second Edition of this work, affords decided evidence of the deep-felt interest which exists in the minds of the people of England upon the subject of Emigration to the United States.

With the success of my first effort I am much gratified, and hope most sincerely that the information contained in these "REPORTS" may be of benefit to my countrymen, and also assist in producing a correct and sound mode of thinking in relation to the country and people of America.

Some friends of general liberty have suggested that this work is calculated to injure the principles which they, in common with myself and my most intimate friends, revere: if this is its tendency, nothing can be more opposite to my design; but I feel confident that the publication

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of truth ought not, and indeed eventually cannot, be detrimental to the cause of political freedom and happiness.

That the state of things in the American Republic should be so opposite to what the advocates of enlightened opinions in Great Britain imagine, is a fact which none can deplore with greater sincerity than myself; but that, in my opinion, this difference is not chargeable upon the political principles of their government, will be seen by a perusal of the review of the American character, which commences at page 350, and to which I beg to direct the attention of the reflective reader.

I have to solicit indulgence for the grammatical errors which exist in the first impression, and have also to state, that my avocations will not allow me to attend to their correction in the present edition, at least sufficiently early to meet the public demand for the work.

H. B. FEARON.
Adam-street, Adelphi,
Nov. 6th, 1818.

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Fearon, Henry Bradshaw. Stetches of America. A Narrative of a Journey of Five Thousand Miles Through The Eastern and Western States of America; Contained in Eight Reports Addressed to the Thirty-Nine Families By Whom the Author was Deputed, in June 1817, to Ascertain Whether Any, and What Part of the United States Would be Suitable for their Residence . London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. [format: book], [genre: letter; travelogue; narrative]. Permission: Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures, Aurora University
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=fearon.html
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