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PRESENT SITUATION OF THE PRINCIPAL POWERS;
A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES.
PUBLISHED BY CUMMINGS AND HILLIARD, NO. 1 CORNHILL,
AND OLIVER EVERETT, NO. 6 COURT STREET.
Hilliard & Metcalf, printers.
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:
District Clerk's Office. Be it remembered, that on the eighteenth day of December, in the forty-sixth year of the independence of the United States of America, Oliver Everett, of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, viz.
"Europe : or a general survey of the present situation of the principal powers; with conjectures on their future prospects. By a Citizen of the United States."
In 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 an 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."
J. W. DAVIS,
I FEEL much pleasure, my dear brother, in complying with your request, that I would furnish you with a general sketch of the present political situation of Europe. You are aware of the uncertainty of all speculations of this sort upon contemporary events. At the present moment they are particularly hazardous, on account of the rapidity with which important occurrences of the most opposite character now succeed each other. The history of every following week refutes the statements and anticipations of the one that went before; and the most intrepid prophets have begun to be weary of the profession. M. de Pradt himself has for some time been silent. Under these circumstances you will not be surprised if my opinions and conjectures are completely contradicted before they reach you. Should they fortunately escape this accident, you will still consider them only as an extended newspaper article, which may very probably lose its interest at the next arrival.
Sept. 1, 1821.