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WISH-TON-WISH:

A Tale;

BY THE AUTHOR OF THE PIONEERS, PRAIRIE, &c. &c.

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"But she is dead to him, to all;
Her lute hangs silent on the wall,
And on the stairs, and at the door,
Her fairy stap is beard no mare."

Roerno

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

NEW YORK.

STRINGER & TOWNSEND, 222 BROADWAY.

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Eastern Airstrict of Pennsylvania, to wit: ****** PE IT REMEMBERED, That on the tenth day of Octo *L. S.* ber, in the fifty-fourth year of the independence of the United ****** States of America, A. D. 1829, CAREY, LEA & CAREY, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit: “'The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish: A Tale. By the author of the Pioneers, Prairie, &c. &c.

. But she is dead to him, to all;
Her lute hangs silent on the wall,
And on the stairs, and at the door,

Her fairy step is heard no more.'-ROGERS." În conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.” And also to the Act entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled · An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching, historical and other Prints."

D. CALDWELL, Clerk of the

Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

TO

THE REV. J. R. C.

OF

****** PENNSYLVANIA

THE kind and disinterested manner in which you have furnished the materiais of the following tale, merits a public acknowledgment. As your reluctance to appear before the world, however, imposes a restraint, you must receive such evidence of gratitude, as your own prohibition will allow.

Notwithstanding there are so many striking and deeply interesting events in the early history of those from whom you derive your being, yet are there hundreds of other families in this country, whose traditions, though less accurately and minutely preserved than the little narrative you have submitted to my inspection, would supply the materials of many moving tales. You have every reason to exult in your descent, for, surely, if any man may claim to be a citizen and a proprietor in the Union, it is one, that, like

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