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No. 138 Fulton-Street,
COLLINS & HANNAY, AND G. LONG.
TO THE RIGHT REVEREND
THE LORD BISHOP OF ST. DAVIDS. .
I TRUST you will excuse the liberty I take in inscribing to you a new edition of my Letters from Scotland. That none of these letters were addressed to your Lordship, is a circumstance for which I take great shame to myself, after the very kind manner in which you spoke to me on that head, the day I left you--may l be permitted to add, after the long experience I have had of your Lordship's concern and attachment, in several years of professional attendance, and, since that was laid aside, of private intercourse and friendship.
I must not attempt to deny, that there are some things in these Letters which are not exactly what I should have judged proper for your Lordship's eye; but your Lordship is aware, that they were written without the smallest notion of being printed. I hope the effect of the whole correspondence may be agreeable to you, and I well know the gentle and forgiving