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ONE OF THE MINISTERS OF THE UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES
PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO ACT CF CONGRESS.
PRINTED BY T. AND J. SWORDS,
No. 160 PEARL-STREET.
JOHN DICKINSON, ESQ. LL. D.
LATE PRESIDENT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE,
AND PRESIDENT OF THE SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF
THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
In finding your Name prefixed to the following pages, without permission, I trust you will feel no emotion more unfavourable than that of surprize. I know not, indeed, to whom I could dedicate such a work as this with more propriety than to an elegant Scholar, a comprehensive Observer of a large portion of the century attempted to be reviewed, a Master of so many of its literary and scientific improvements, a conspicuous Actor in some of its most memorable and important transactions, an able and eloquent Defender of his country's rights, a munificent Patron of American literature, and (if personal or local feelings may be allowed to intrude) a uniform and affectionate Friend of my honoured Parents, and one of the most illustrious of those who owe their birth to my native State.