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District of Massachusetts, to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty-first Day
of April, 1804, and in the twenty-eighth Year of the Seal. Independence of the United States of America, Gil
BERT and DEAN, of the said District, have deposited
in this Office the Title of a Book, the Right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the Words following, to wit: “ The Miscellaneous Works of David HUMPHREYS, late Minister Ple, nipotentiary from the United States of America to the Court of Madrid."
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by secur. ing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the Times therein mentioned;" and also to an Act, entitled, “ An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the Times therein mentioned; and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of De. signing, Engraving, and Etching Historical and other Prints."
A true Copy of Record. (Attest) N. GOODALE, Clerk.
DUKE DE ROCHEFOUCAULT,
With the Address to the Armies of America, and some shorter Productions.
YOUR knowledge of the language in which these miscellanies are written, your protection of the fine arts, and your civilities to the Author, induce him to address this collection to your Lordship. It is consistent with the frankness of a free-born American to say, that your noble blood, and immense possessions, would be of little consideration with the Republicans, whose Constitutions of Government you
have made familiar to your own nation, by translating them into French, if unsupported by your personal merit and amiable accomplishments.
The frequency of naval intercourse, and the extension of polite literature, seem greatly to approximate the distant parts of the globe—the Atlantic is no barrier for limiting fame. Your reputation has been long since extensively and advantageously known throughout the United States of America. That republican people cannot but admire so excellent a private character, so disinterested a patriot, and so able a defender of the rights of human nature. The voice of undebauched reason, which is thus raised at this vast distance from you, to bestow a tribute of applause on your virtues, is infinitely different from the venal voice of flattery. Nor should the conscious satisfaction
which results from the review of a life spent in beneficent
I have the honour to be,