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Reviews/Essays | Walker & James, Publishers | 1853
OUR rubrick is a long one, but it should not be suffered to
alarm the reader with any apprehensions that the Revolution-
ary war is to be discussed anew ; or that we are even to ex-
amine, at length, that subject which gives its title to the work
first designated in the catalogue below. The Revolutionary
History of the United States is no longer a fit theme for gen-
eralities ; and the business of the reviewer, in present times,
who proposes to consider it at all, must be confined wholly to
selections from its numerous details. The career and charac-
ter of the American Loyalists, it is true, furnish one of the
legitimate provinces of this fruitful history ; but even this is
scarcely our obiect, except as incidentally bearing upon an-
other topic, which, fortunately, belongs to a single locality.
Something, however, it behooves us to say in regard to the
volume of Mr. Sabine, whose work, if not especially devoted

* 1. The American Loyalists or Biographical Sketches of Adherents to the British Crown, in the war of the Revolution, alphabetically arranged with a preliminary Historical Essay. By LORENZO SABINE. Boston : Charles C. Little and James Brown. 1847. 2. Memoirs of the American Revolution, so far as it related to the States of North and South-Carolina, and Georgia, &c. By WILLIAM MOULTRIE. New-York : 1802. 3. The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina, from a British province to an Independent State. By DAVID RAMSAY, M.D. Trenton. 1785. 4. Manuscript Memoranda of the details of the Beige of Charleston, supposed to be from the pen of M. DE BRAHM, a Foreign Engineer officer in the city during the siege.
From the papers of JAMES FERGUSON, Esq. Published in the Charles-ton Courier. 1847. 5. Original Journals of the Siege of Charleston;