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DURING A TOUR THROUGH SOME PARTS

OF

FRANCE,

SAVOY, SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, , , ,

AND

THE NETHERLANDS,

IN THE SUMMER OF

1817.

BY THOMAS RAFFLES, A. M.

England, with all thy faults, I love thee still,
"My country! and while yet a nook is left,
“Where English minds and manners may be found,
“Shall be constrained to love thee."

Cowper.

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Master of Arts, Columbia College of New York, 1872.-Hon. Mem. Clarendon Hist. Soc.

Edinburgh, Scotland ; of the New Brunswick Hist. Soc., St. John, Canada; of the Hist. Soc. of Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey ; of the Military Order of the Loya' Legion of the U.S., &c.; of the N. Y. Burns' Club, &c.; Cor. Mem. of the Quebec Lit. and Hist. Soc., Canada, &c. ; Life Mem. Royal Hist. Soc. of Great Britain, London, Eng.; Mem. Maatschappij Nederlandsche Letterkunde, Leyden, Holland.–First Hon. Mem. Third Army Corps (A. of the P.) Union; Hon. Mem. Third Army Corps Gettysburg Battlefield Reunion and Mem. of the Honorary Committee; Mem. Amer. Hist. Association, U. S. A.; of the Holland Society, N. Y.; Associate Mem. Military In. stitution of the U.S., &c., &c.; Member, Life, Honorary and Corresponding Member of over forty State and Local Historical, Scientific and Literary Societies and Associations, &c., at home and abroad.-Colonel N. Y. S. 1., 1846, assigned for “meritorious conduct" to command of 22d Regimental District, M. F. S. N. Y., 1849; Brig.-General for "important service” [first appointment in N. Y. State to that rank, hitherto elective], 1851, M. F. S. N. Y.; Military Agent S. N. Y., in Europe, 1851-53, authorized and endorsed by U. S. A., 1851-3; assisted in organization of present Police, N. Y., and first reported in favor of Paid Fire Department with Fire Escapes and Steam Engines, 1852-3; Adjutant-General S. N. Y., 1855; Brevet Major-General S. N. Y. for “meritorious services," by "Special Act” or “Concurrent Resolution," N. Y. State Legislature, April, 1866, [first and only General officer receiving such an honor (the highest) from S. N. Y., and the only officer thus brevetted (Major-General) in the United States).

"TO

THE HONOURABLE

SIR THOS. STAMFORD RAFFLES, Knt.
LIEUT, GOVERNOR OF FORT MARLBRO',

&c. &c. &c.

THESE LETTERS,

DESCRIPTIVE OF SCENES

EXPLORED IN HIS SOCIETY,

ARE INSCRIBED,
BY HIS OBLIGED AND AFFECTIONATE

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