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The Magazine of American History.

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The October number of the Magazine of American History is as bright and interesting as anyone can desire. "The City of the Prince" is the beginning of a romantic tale of the settlers in that part of old Texas which was called "Little Germany." The story gives us a good idea of the immense number of Germans who made their homes in Texas in the middle of this century. It will be continued in the next number. The Hon. George B. Loring contributes an interesting paper entitled "A Vindication of General Samuel Holden Parsons." General Parsons graduated from Harvard in 1756, and was after wards accused of holding treasonable correspondence with Sir Henry Clinton commander of the British forces in New York. This charge Mr. Loring seeks to refute. "The Site of Old Fort Massachusetts" and "A Trip from New York to Niagara in 1829" are both exceedingly vivid and interesting contributions, the latter being taken from the diary of the famous author and journalist, Colonel William Leete Stone, who died in 1844. "An Unpublished Letter of John Adams" and "A Boston Newspaper of the Revolution" speak for themselves and the rest of the number is well worth a perusal. The book notices, as usual, are useful criticisms on good books; they are always a delightful feature in this magazine.

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