Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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PREFACE.
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" Burgoyne's Overthrow/' etc. ; but their spirit and pertinency will, it is believed, justify their position as illustrative of the times and events to which they relate, in common with the other material of the work. The brief notes and illustrations to the dif­ferent pieces in the collection which have been introduced, are intended to give, as far as practi­cable, accounts of their authorship, and to explain some of the more obscure allusions of the writers.
In conclusion the Editor acknowledges his ob­ligations to the libraries of the New York Histori-cal Society, of Yale College and Brown University, and especially to the officers of these institutions, for the facility with which he has been enabled to make use of their valuable collections. To Mr. J. Carter Brown of Providence, R. I., for access to his rich and unique collection on American his-torv. To Col. Peter Force of Washington, for
valuable aid and suggestions. To Mr. E. B.






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