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yoke, this reluctant consent will appear a striking illustration of the fact, that the desire of doing good, which was a ruling principle with him through life, was strong in death.

The Biographical Memoir prefixed is principally extracted from a Discourse by the Editor, delivered at the interment of the Author. Those who desire a more minute acconnt of his professional character and writings, are referred to a valuable “ Memoir prepared in compliance with a vote of the Essex South District Medical Society, and published at their request.'

In preparing the work for the press, the Editor has found little to retrench, and nothing to alter, at least so far as the general tendency or meaning of the text is concerned. It may be proper to observe, however, that the fifth division of the subject, as indieated in the Introductory Notice and Preface of the Author, namely, the duties we owe to inferior animals, is omitted. It appears to have been left in a very unfinished and imperfect state, and the fow remarks which the Author had arranged under this head, are included in other parts of the work. In the l'i. tle, the arrangement of the Topics, and in all the peculiar and minute Details of Printing, the express directions of the writer have been scrupulously followed. The Editor now commends the volume to that circle of relatives and friends for whose use it is printed, as a valuable legacy of rational piety and practical wisdom; and with the earnest hope and prayer that while it may serve to perpetuate the remembrance of a man deservedly loved and reverenced, it may extend to them also the gracious influences of his counsels and example.

J. B. SALEM, Mass. May, 1830.

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