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Boston,
PRINTED FOR FOHN RUSSELL AND JOHN WEST

1800.

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THE.EW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

167612

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATION3.

1900.

TO

MRS. WASHINGTON.

MADAM,

IN offering this Volume to your Patronage, and presenting it to the World under the Sanction of your NAME—a Name as endeared by Virtues, as illustrious from Glory-we feel that we are giving interest to excellence, and attaching tenderness to pre-eminence.

In partaking the Solicitude, alleviating the Cares and engaging the Confidence of that: great; and disinterested Mind, which speaks in these pages, you have so wie to appreciate its Endowments, and to profit from the high Example, as to prefer the patriotic Duties to the selfish Sensibilities, by resigning, to the claim of a Nation, that dear and

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