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BY WILLIAM CRAWFORD, A. M.
General the Earl of Charlemont.
your kind Indulgence I owe the Gratification of being permitted to cast the following Letters on your Lordship's Protection. During the Course of the Subscription, they have been supported by some of the first Characters in the Kingdom; that the Design was not only patronised but considerably promoted by your Lordship, is a Circumstance highly flattering to the Author, and has been, in a particular Manner, conducive to his Intereft.
To trace out and vindicate our national Rights is a principal Intention of the present Work. These, during the late glorious Struggle, have been aided by your Lordship with an affectionate, a persevering and animated Zeal, that has excited the Admiration of
your Fellow-Citizens, and which they and their Pofterity will ever feel with all the Warmth
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