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Daniel Neal, The History of New- England containing an Impartial Account of the Civil and Ecclesiastical Affairs of the Country to the Year of our Lord, 1700. To which is added The Present State of New- England. 2 vols. London, 1720. — Also a later edition. —See below, No. 20.
Samuel Penhallow, History of the Wars of New-England with the Eastern, Indians [1703-1725]. Boston, 1726. — Reprinted, 1859.
Robert Proud, The History of Pennsylvania, in North America [1681-1742]. 2 vols. Philadelphia, 1797-1798. — Proud was a Quaker who came to Pennsylvania in 1759. The book was written from 1778 to 1780. — See below, No. 31.
David Ramsay, The History of the American Revolution. 2 vols. Philadelphia, 1789. — Ramsay was a member of Congress in 1782, 1783, 1785-1786, and used the documentary material of that body. His work has many merits. — See below, No. 220.
David Ramsay, The History of South-Carolina, from its First Settlement in 1670, to the Year 1808. 2 vols. Charleston, 1809.
Samuel Smith, The History of the Colony of Nova-Cœsaria, or New-Jersey. Burlington, N. J., 1765.
William Smith, The History of the late Province of New-York, from its Discovery, to . . . 1762. 2 vols. (New York Historical Society, Collections, IV-V.) New York, 1829-1830. — With documents. Smith lived in New York from his birth in 1728 to his departure as a loyalist exile in 1783. Volume II (1736-1762) is therefore contemporary.
C. Stedman, The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War. 2 vols. London, 1794. — Really by William Thomson. A British view.
Mercy Warren, History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution. Interspersed with Biographical, Political and Moral Reflections. 3 vols. Boston, 1805. — Mrs. Warren was the sister of James Otis. Her work shows spirit and intelligence, though it is expressed in a pedantic fashion.