The American Republic
Its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny
O. A. BROWNSON, LL. D.
P. O'SHEA, 104 BLEECKER STREET,
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by P. O’SHEA, In the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.
TO THE HON. GEORGE BANCROFT, THE ERUDITE, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND ELOQUENT Historian of the United States, THIS FEEBLE ATTEMPT TO SET FORTH THE PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT, AND TO EXPLAIN AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC, IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED, IN MEMORY OF OLD FRIENDSHIP, AND AS A SLIGHT HOMAGE TO GENIUS, ABILITY, PATRIOTISM, PRIVATE WORTH, AND PUBLIC SERVICE, BY THE AUTHOR.