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JOHN RAN DOL P H,
A YOUNG RELATIVE; (Theois Duiling
EMBRACING A SERIES OF YEARS,
EARLY YOUTH, TO MATURE MANHOOD.
CAREY, LEA & BLANCHARD.
ENTERED, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1834, by CARET, LEA & BLANCHARD, in the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
NOTICE TO THE READER.
as it may,
The following letters have been selected, from among several hundred, as most fit for publication.
The sentiment of filial devotion towards the author, which, for many years, constituted a large portion of my moral existence, together with the want of critical acumen, may so far mislead the judgment, as to make me overrate the merit of these letters. Be that
I shall make no apology for giving them to the public: neither have they a right to require, nor shall they receive, any explanation of motives, that may be personal to myself, in making the publication.
Suffice it to say, that, I think, they will do credit to American literature; and add something to the fame of a man, who long held a distinguished rank among American orators, and statesmen; and whose genius has added not a little to his country's glory.