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District of Pennsylvania, to wit: :*****: BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the thirty-first day of : sea L. : January, in the thirty-sixth year of the independence of the :.....: United States of America, A. D. 1812, Farrand and Nicholas
of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the
right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit:
“The American Review of History and Politics, and General
In conformity to the act of the congress of the United States, intituled, “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 therein mentioned.”—And also to the act, entitled, “An act supplementary to an act, entitled “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 time therein mentioned,” and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”
THE fifth number of “the American Review,” is now offered to the public. The undertaking has as yet experienced much indulgence, and will be assiduously prosecuted, in the expectation, that it will not only continue to attract attention, but finally engage in its support the literary talents of the country. Were the list of literary contributors such as it might be, or any way proportionate to that of the subscribers, nothing would be wanting, to insure the accomplishment of the important purposes, for which the work was instituted. Some original matter of considerable interest and value, has been purposely excluded from the present Number, in order to allow place, to the documents accompanying the President's message, which, as state papers, are too important to be overlooked, and which it was thought preferable to publish in one body. It is intended to make hereafter, such a distribution of this journal, as to adapt it to the taste and pursuits, not only of Professed scholars and politicians, but of the more numerous class of general readers. The correspondence on “France and England,” will be resumed, and a suitable degree of attention given to American literature.
CONTENTS of No. V.
Correspondence between Mr. Foster and Mr. Monroe relative
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Rapport Historique sur le Progrès de l’Histoire et de la Litterature Ancienne depuis 1789, et sur leur Etat actuel. Presenté à sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi en son Conseil d’Etat par 1a Classe d’Histoire et de Litterature ancienne de l’Institut. Imprimé par ordre de sa Majesté. A Paris, 1809.
Historical Report upon the Progress of History and Ancient Literature since the year 1789, and upon their actual condition, presented to his Majesty the French Emperor and King in his Council of State, by the Class of History and Ancient Literature of the Institute. Printed by order of his Majesty. Paris, 1809.
IN the year 1807 the several classes of the French Institute, were ordered by the emperor, to prepare for him, a history of the progress of the branches of knowledge peculiar to each, since the commencement of the French revolution.—This work was accordingly undertaken, and the result of the labours of the learned body submitted to his imperial majesty in 1808, but not given to the world until the ensuing year.—The volume which we announce, contains the report of the third class, and ofesses to treat much at large, of the advances made, from the epoch just mentioned, in the various departments of literature, to which the attention of the class is exclusively directed. —These are—ancient philology;-the oriental languages;– ancient and modern history, ancient and modern geography, -legislation and speculative Philosophy.