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subjects and internal improvements generally are considered in Chapter I.
Many years after the Revolution had closed, General Lafayette, who did so much to enable the American Colonies to establish their independence, visited America and paid a visit to Vermont. The subject of his visit, and also the visit of President Monroe and Henry Clay to Vermont, are considered in Chapter II. The unfriendly conduct of the British towards the United States, undoubtedly, growing out of the loss of the Colonies to them, causing disturbance on the Northern Frontier, claims the attention of the reader in Chapter III.
The Internal affairs of the State and of the United States, so far as they concern Vermont, are considered in Chapters IV., V., and VI. The causes of the second war with Great Britain and the history of that war, so far as it affected our State, are considered in Chapter VII., VIII., and IX.
There were but few Indians who made the wilderness of Vermont their place of abode; they used the lands of Vermont as their hunting grounds, but from 1798, until 1874, from time to time they persistently urged the Vermont Legislature to grant them compensation for their hunting grounds. Chapter X.
These claims are considered in
The place of holding the Sessions of the Legislature, the description of the Capitol buildings, Library and Supreme Court rooms are given in Chapter XI.
In the two following Chapters, the sketches of the lives of the early Vermonters, commenced in the
second volume, are continued. The description of these characters show that many of the early settlers in Vermont were men of more than common courage, ability, and unswerving patriotism. The last Chapter gives a further list of State officials. When one looks back and studies the lives of those who were prominently instrumental in establishing Vermont's independence, and then making her one of the States of the American Union, and aiding in developing her resources and making her second to no other State, in proportion to her population and size, every citizen of the State may well feel proud of Vermont and her pioneers.
Jericho, Vt., January 1, 1902.
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Oh, peace! thou source and soul of social life;
And swelling Commerce opens all her ports;
Blest be the man divine who gave us thee!- Thomson.
"Breathes there a man with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said
This is my own-my native land!"