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BY THOMAS BALDWIN, of pm ladesh,
A88ISTED BY SEVERAL OTHER GENTLEMEN.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852 by
Trovas Baldwin, in the clerk's office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the
E: stern District of Pennsylvania.
B. M. DUSENBERY, STEREOTYPER.
C. SHERMAN, PRINTER.
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE REVISED EDITION.
The general interest felt in our new states and territories, towards which emigration is flowing from all points of the compass, and especially towards California, has induced the authors to give much fuller articles on that state, Oregon, Utah, New Mexico, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Texas, than comports with the general plan of the work. Here the emigrant, the man of business, or the tourist, may, without searching many volumes, find a synopsis of the prominent points of interest in regard to them; such as their surface, soil, climate, productions, rivers, lakes, minerals, &c., compiled from the most recent and best authorities known.
In regard to regions so imperfectly known, they cannot hope to have made no misstatements; but they have used laborious and careful research to make them as few as possible. The articles on the United States, on New York city, on France, on Australia, and on some other cities and countries, have been much enlarged, and the information concerning them is in accordance with the latest data accessible in this country. In all the states and counties, and in over one hundred and fifty towns of the United States, the populations have been given according to the census of 1850.
The populations in Europe and the British possessions hav been given according to the censuses taken at various periods between 1845 and 1851. But little of the latter census, however, has reached this country in an available form.