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VINCENT'S

Semi-Innual
UNITED STATES REGISTER:

A WORK IN WIIICII

INCIPAL EVENTS OF EVERY HALF-YEAR OCCURRING

IN THE UNITED STATES

ARE RECORDED, EACH ARRANGED UNDER THE DAY OF ITS DATE.

THIS VOLUME CONTAINS THE

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TRANSPIRING BETWEEN THE IST OF JANUARY AND

IST OF JULY, 1860.

EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY

FRANCIS VINCENT.

The Story of our Lives from Yeas to Year.”

PHILADELPHIA:
PUBLISHED BY FRANCIS VINCENT,

No. 50 NORTH FIFTI STREET.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, by

FRANCIS VINCENT, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the l'nited States for the Eastern District of

Pennsylvania.

SIEREOTYPED BY L. JOTXSOX AXD CO.

PUILADELPHIA,

PRE FACE.

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The author of this has long thought that there was a necessity for a work which should preserve the incidents of the day (the story of our lives from year 0 year") in a form in which they could be conveniently used for reference.

here 18 now nothing save the newspapers in which they are recorded. These are merely intended for the day, and, in nearly all cases, are destroyed soon after wey are perused. But, even when preserved, their inconvenient form, the absence

an index, and the general arrangement of their matter, preclude their use for the purposes for which this book is intended.

To supply this want, the author will issue, every six months, the following work, which he has denominated VINCENT'S SEMI-ANNUAL UNITED STATES KEGISTER,—the present volume of which commences with the 1st of January,

W, and contains a notice of the events occurring in the Union between that cate and the 30th of June. The next volume will commence with the 1st of July, and end with the 31st of December; and so on,-each book commencing, in its proper rotation, with either the first day of July or of January, and ending with the last day of June or of December.

als Work is designed to be what its title imports,-an historical record of the occurring every half-year in this country, each event being placed under

of its occurrence : so that the reader, by reference to the index, can readily find any event occurring during the half-year.

plan of the work is as follows. In it will be recorded, arranged as bemed, losses of life by accident or violence; deaths of men of mark, with nical sketches detailing the principal events of their lives,—"so that a 18 name may outlive him half a year;" the deaths and sketches of the

cevolutionary heroes, who are dropping away one by one; also of all Tians and of those who have become prominent for good or evil before the meetings and adjournments of State Legislatures, and laws passed by ateresting or singular nature; proceedings of State conventions, results and city elections, and all matters of interest appertaining to State ents; important decisions of courts of law; bequests for public purTallures of banks and individuals, where the amount involved or the cirhces attending them render them of public interest; defalcations, forgeries, bberies of a similar character; all duels; all affrays of men of such high

has to render their occurrence strange and startling to the community; Wrecks of vessels and loss of life at sea ; all losses of steamboats on our rivers;

s Where property is destroyed to the value of over eight thousand dollars; uences against morals, attended with crime, where they have become of wide notoriety by publication in the press, and which, from the position of

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them of interesting or singular nan of State and city elections, .

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