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The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876   By: (1831-1927)

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[Transcriber's note: Transcriber's note: Obvious printer's errors have been corrected, all other inconsistencies are as in the original. Author's spelling has been maintained.

The anchor for the footnote 78 was not to be found on the original page. [Rx] is used for "Reverse". Lines of 5 spaced hyphens has been placed where the author has cut passages of letters. Centered groups of 5 underscores have been placed by the authors to show change of document.]

THE

MEDALLIC HISTORY

OF

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

1776 1876.

BY

J. F. LOUBAT, LL.D.

MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

KNIGHT COMMANDER OF ST. STANISLAUS OF RUSSIA. KNIGHT OF THE FIRST CLASS OF THE CROWN AND OF FREDERICK OF WÜRTTEMBERG. KNIGHT OF THE LEGION OF HONOR OF FRANCE.

WITH 170 ETCHINGS BY JULES JACQUEMART.

published by N. FLAYDERMAN & CO., INC. New Milford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Library of Congress Catalog Card No 67 28353

Printed & Bound in Norwalk, Connecticut by T. O'Toole & Sons, Inc.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission of the publisher.

N. FLAYDERMAN & CO., INC. New Milford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

TO THE HONORABLE ELIHU B. WASHBURNE, (p. vi)

LATE ENVOY EXTRAORDINARY AND MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO FRANCE.

My Dear Sir:

Permit me to dedicate to you this work on our National Medals, as a slight testimonial for your distinguished services during your long official residence in Paris, and especially during the siege of that city in 1870 1871, when you had under your protection the subjects of fourteen governments besides your own, and yet so discharged your delicate and responsible duties as to win universal approbation.

Yours sincerely, J. F. LOUBAT. New York, Union Club, May , 1878 .

INTRODUCTION. (p. vii)

Medals, by means of the engraver's art, perpetuate in a durable form and within a small compass which the eye can embrace at a glance, not only the features of eminent persons, but the dates, brief accounts, and representations (direct or emblematical) of events; they rank, therefore, among the most valuable records of the past, especially when they recall men, deeds, or circumstances which have influenced the life of nations. How much light has been furnished for the study of history by the concise and faithful testimony of these silent witnesses! The importance of medals is now universally acknowledged, and in almost every country they are preserved with reverent care, and made the subject of costly publications, illustrated by elaborate engravings, with carefully prepared letter press descriptions and notes. Up to the present time no thorough work devoted to the medals of the United States of America has been published. When I entered upon the task, several years ago, of investigating their history (p. viii) for the period embracing the first century of the Republic, I had little conception of the difficulties to be encountered. The search involved a very considerable expenditure of time and labor, but at last I have the satisfaction of offering to the public the result of my investigations, completed according to the original plan.

Although our political history measures but a hundred years, it records so many memorable deeds, and the names of so many illustrious citizens, that our medals form, even now, an historically valuable collection, to say nothing of the great artistic merit of some of them... Continue reading book >>




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