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In 3 vols. 8vo. Portrait. £1. 168., THE LIFE OF GOUVERNEUR MORRIS, with Selections from his Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers, detailing events in the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and in the Political History of the United States. By JARED SPARKS.
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“ These volumes will be universally deemed a valuable and curious contribution to the history of the era at which Gouverneur Morris flourished. He shines in them as one of the earliest, boldest and most active, useful, eloquent and accomplished of the revolutionary patriots. An attentive perusal of them can alone furnish an adequate idea of the extent, variety, constancy and worth of his public services, and his superior merit as a public counsellor and economist, a diplomatic correspondent and agent, and a philosophical observer. They contain a great deal that is applicable to the affairs of our own times, many instructive and interesting sketches of character, and deep reflections drawn from a wide and sagacious survey of human nature at home and abroad."--Nat. Gazette.