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Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1847, by
REV. WILLIAM BACON STEVENS, M.D., In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New
E. 0. JENKINS, PRINTER,
No. 114 Nassau Street.
Owing to the inability of the author to superintend the first 170 or 180 pages, several errors of names, and construction of sentences, made in transcribing the original manuscript, have crept in ; in only one
which the case, however, affecting the sense of the text. There are a few merely orthographical errors, reader will readily correct. Page 6, line, 5, for himself, read he.
Page 28, line 3, for placed, read planned. 16, Nicaiagua, Nicaragua
36, " 34, Paraconsty,
Paracousty. 23, 20, Talipe,
" Josiah. Jolial, • Crocker,
** Croker. 4, semicolon after rule, and not after
77, line 17 Hazlemere,
Haslemere. “ 27, “ 13, erase not and but. Since the text
81, “ 29, was printed, I have had the privilege of examining 107, 7, Vallenges,
" Vallenses. 110, 8,
Gronan, the collection of Mr. E. G. Squier, whose most
* Gronau. valuable observations on American Antiquities
117, 22, Senanky, will soon be published by the Regents of the Smith
Senauky. sonian Institute; and from conversations with him,
23, Hillipili, Hillispilly. " Balthurst,
** Bathurst. and an examination of his valuable drawings and
Sponer, Spener. exceedingly rich collection, I am convinced that
" Bertholdssome of the works alluded to were for military as well as for civil and religious purposes. I am grati
(dorf. this subject fied to find that all my other views upon
26, Stralbdean, Strathldean.
Flambro'. are confirmed by Mr. Squier, who must now be considered the highest authority on this subject.