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Longevity, remarkable, 51.
Macao, governor of, assassinated, 349.
his circular, 357.
Methodists, 123, 419.
Mexico, history of, 19, 330.
Notes on, 156.
Report of Secretary, 330.
Michigan, growth of, 117.
Miller, Jacob W., Senator, (sketch,)
Miller, W., (obit.,) 498.
Minesota Legislature, &c., 91, 353.
Mint of U. S., by Dr. Patterson, 396-7.
Mists and Clouds, Dr. Hare, 478.
Mormons, 66-69, 88.
Mosquito Question, 89, 90.
Murder in St. Louis, 360.
in Boston, 370.
Napier, Sir C., Letter of, 47.
and Mosquito, 310.
O'Rielly and Morse, 52.
Pacific, Trade to, 361.
Persia, intelligence from, 57.
Peru, an Inca of, Letter to President,
Phelps, Saml. L., Senator, (sketch,) 436.
Polar Expedition, 352.
Post Master General's Report, 564.
Roenne, Baron, and Mr. Clayton, 7, 8.
Rome, address of Constituent Assembly,
Cardinals of, 26.
taken by French, 39, 56.
Sultan, a Visit to, 201.
French Expedition to, (doc.) 291. Temperance in America, 220.
Ross, man of, 217.
Sir John, 364.
Russia, history of, 42, 175, 345.
Salt Lake, accounts from, 88, 358.
Secretary of Treasury, 323, 357, 512.
Senate of U. S., members of, 421.
Seward, W. H., Senator, (Sketch) 434.
Shipwrecks, 83, 97, 364.
efforts to destroy, 348.
Smith, Truman, Senator, (sketch,) 431.
Southern Manufactures, 408.
Spencer, J. C., Answer to Upshur, 265.
Rail-road Convention, 315, 357.
Sub-Treasury at New York, 122.
Thanks, (poetry,) 500.
Tocqueville, M., to Mr. Rush, 298.
Treasury of U. S., 120, 394, 395.
Tucker, Professor, on Association, &c.,
Turney, Hopkins L., Senator, (sketch,)
Ujhazy, Gov. of Comorn, 372.
United States, History of, 5, 14, 309.
Constitution of, 244.
Congress of, 127, 317, 421.
President of, 74, 295, 318, 501.
Upshur, Judge, Strictures, &c., 246.
Vaughan, Sir C., (obit.,) 230.
President of, 41.
Voice of the Pestilence, (poetry,) 215.
Webster, Hon. D., Senator, (sketch,)
on National Law, 483.
Winthrop, R. C., late Speaker, (sketch,)
Wirt, Life of, by Kennedy, (notice,) 491.
Yucatanese and Indians, Battle, 49.
JAMES STRYKER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
THIS work contains a history of the times after the manner of the British Annual Register, embracing all the important facts as they arise, written out semiannually; also, a chronicle of independent events; public documents; statistical tables and statements; biographical notices of eminent persons; original contributions to science and literature, with a selected miscellany; notices of books; congressional proceedings; obituary, &c.
It will be published half-yearly, instead of quarterly, as heretofore, in a handsomely bound volume of six hundred pages. The price per annum, or for two volumes, is five dollars, payable in advance.
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Extracts from the opinions of distinguished gentlemen.
The Hon. HORACE BINNEY, of Philadelphia, writes,
"The plan is excellent; and the sections which have already appeared give adequate proof of the ability, candour, research, and taste which are applied to all its parts-it must become, in time, a treasury of valuable facts, which, unless exhibited and preserved in this connexion, will hardly be recalled and put together again by any degree of labour."
Professor JOSEPH HENRY, of the Smithsonian Institution:
"Before the publication of the American Register, Judge Stryker explained to me the plan and the object of the work, and I then expressed a very favourable opinion of its importance, as supplying a deficiency constantly felt. I have since seen the first number of the journal, and am confirmed in the opinion previously expressed, of its being a work of great value to the public."
The Hon. JOHN C. SPENCER, late Secretary of the Treasury of the United States:
"I repeat what I said in June, the original matter is able and interesting; and the selected articles are precisely such as should be found in such a work. It has already become a reservoir of various and important contributions to the history, constitutional jurisprudence, and commercial and social progress of our country, and my prediction will soon be verified, 'that it will be indispensable in every library.'
The Hon. MILLARD FILLMORE, Vice President of the United States:"I unite most cordially with Mr. Spencer in recommending the work." Gen. JOHN A. DIx, late U. S. senator:-"I take pleasure in expressing my concurrence with Hon. J. C. Spencer in the favourable opinion he entertains. I consider the statistical information of great value."
Similar testimonials have been received from President Wayland, Dr. T. Romeyn Beck, Hon. J. K. Kane, J. R. Tyson, Esq., Dr. Mütter, Professor Tucker, Dr. J. Bartlett, Dr. R. M. Patterson, Hon. John M. Scott, Gen. Dearborn, Chas. G. Loring, Esq., Hon. Abbott Lawrence, and Hon. Jos. Quincy, jr.
The Hon. C. MORGAN, the present Secretary of State of New York, writes:"I am well satisfied with the plan and execution of the work. It has taken possession of a field hitherto unoccupied by any periodical-the day-book of the world's history is posted up."
Rev. Dr. R. BAIRD, the well-known lecturer on the nations and courts of Europe:— “It is superior, in my opinion, to the celebrated British Annual Register, because it gives, in addition to a well digested record of the most important events, a vast amount of statistical matter of great importance to all well-informed men." The Hon. THEODORE FRELINGHUYSEN, Chancellor of the University of New York:-"It is a work of great excellence, and deserving of large patronage." Written approvals of the work, and complimentary notices of the editor, have also been received from the following gentlemen:
Hon. LEWIS CASS,
Hon. A. H. TRACY,
DANIEL GARDNER, Esq.
H. R. SCHOOLCRAFT, LL.D.Hon. E. SPAULDING,
From the notices by the press we make the following extracts. "No body of historic materials has ever proved more useful in its day than the famous Annual Register,' founded by Edmund Burke, and subsequently conducted by Sir Walter Scott, a great repository of all important facts of the times, and of such public documents as were either necessary for their elucidation, or offered of themselves useful information of the progress of things throughout the world. Such a continuous publication for this continent had become an urgent want; and the work of Judge Stryker, so far as we can judge, seems about to supply it."-National Intelligencer.
"We cannot but congratulate the statesmen, political economists, and lovers of historical record, and sound information of every class, that we have at length among our periodicals one which is eminently suited to its design, and worthy of being preserved in their libraries. Such a work has long been deemed a desideratum."—Washington Union.
"It is a work of very great permanent value,-one which supplies a lack long felt, and which ought, therefore, to be well sustained. It is the only work in the country which preserves, in a convenient form and accessible shape, official documents the true material of history, and every man in any way connected with public life, finds it indispensable to have them constantly within reach. This is the only work on which reliance for that purpose can be placed.
"It is edited with great industry and intelligence, and contains an immense amount of valuable information upon the greatest variety of subjects. It is a most excellent and useful work, and we commend it very warmly to the attention and favour of the whole community.”—N. Y. Courier and Enquirer.
"The American Register has just been issued by its enterprising editor, Judge Stryker. It is the most widely useful and valuable periodical published in this country-is unique in its design, and fully realizes the purpose of its editor. It is conducted with singular industry, vigilance and correctness, and can be earnestly recommended to those who wish for accurate and copious information on the various subjects which come within its range, as without a rival in our periodical literature."-New York Tribune.
"It creates a feeling of regret, almost of complaint, on looking over such a work, to think that it had not been commenced before. We know not whether to value it more as a book of immediate reference, which one wants every day by him, or as a safe and convenient repository for the future, to which he may safely refer for facts in coming years, when the newspapers and loose pamphlets in which they are ordinarily seen shall be torn, mislaid, or forgotten. In either view of the work, it is one of high value and public importance."—American Courier.
"Stryker's American Register is just published, forming the first portion of the third volume. It shows increased skill in collecting and digesting the multifarious information which gives such a work its value. It is issued under the superintendence of Judge Stryker, well known as a former resident of this State, and who gives evidence of his ability to perform his task to the public acceptance. An annual Register like this, is an indispensable work in the library of all who desire to keep themselves well acquainted with the history of the times. It is of great value both as a work of instruction and reference." -New York Evening Post.
"The Register is issued by Judge Stryker, and is, in our view, invaluable to every statesman, politician, merchant, financier and statistician in the country. It abounds with facts, always reliable, and gleaned from the most authentic sources.
A work like this has long been needed. Some of the most distinguished men in the country have commended it in the warmest manner. The editor is at once able, discriminating and indefatigable. Such a treasury of valuable facts cannot be too liberally patronized."-Pennsylvania Inquirer.
"The last number of this excellent work, The American Register, has just reached us. The labour of its editor must have been great and untiring, to bring together, in so condensed a form, a collection of intelligence so complete and valuable. The only work of its kind in the United States, it deserves a general circulation.
"Judge Stryker enjoyed, for many years in this state, a reputation for ability and learning, and we know of no one more competent to the task of compiling the history of the passing period in a form at once compendious and comprehensive, with impartiality and judgment."-N. Y. Journal of Commerce.
"Each successive number of Judge Stryker's valuable journal, illustrates the necessity of such a work. It contains a most accurate digest of the recent historical events of the Old and New World, and valuable statistical tables; and is conducted with great ability and tact."-Pennsylvanian.
"The American Register and Magazine is a most excellent specimen of what we consider as altogether the most valuable quarterly published in America; with more absolutely useful matter that is really worth preservation, than all the other put together."-Evening Bulletin.
"This work is on a new plan, and is designed to embody, quarterly, a history of the times, together with valuable literary, scientific and statistical information. The editor is Judge Stryker, a gentleman of conceded ability. The Register is likely to become one of the most valuable of our periodicals, and necessary to every statesman, politician, agriculturist and merchant in the country."-Bicknell's Reporter.
"The Register is one of the best conducted and most valuable periodicals issued from the American press, and we wish it, as it deserves, signal success."-New York Express.
"A compendium like 'The American Register' is an invaluable acquisition; for it is, to a very considerable extent, an encyclopedia of instruction, annually revised."-Boston Courier.