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145 Nassau Street and 46 Park Row.

1848.

HARVARD COLLEGE ANT V. 260

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1843,

BY WILLIAM FREDERICK VAN AMRINGE,
In the Clerk's Ofice of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern

District of New York.

S. W. BENEDICT, Printer,

16 Spruce Street.

DEDICATION

то

MRS. SUSAN BUDD AND MISS ELIZABETH OBORNE VAN AMRINGE.

MY DEAR WIFE AND DAUGHTER,

It is one evidence of the love of science and literature by the people, that a distinguished patron is no longer necessary to introduce an author to the public. He is, therefore, at liberty to fawn upon the great, or pay respect to private virtues, without the hope of reward for his sycophancy, or of loss for obeying his inclinations.

But there is a propriety in the dedication of this work to you, exclusive of the affection which has always subsisted between us. It is not only that it has been chiefly by your instrumentality, under Providence, that I have been spared to compose this work; nor is it because you are the only two beings who have watched the progress of my labor, and have known and approved of my views, that I dedicate it to you. It is for something more selfish ; a determination that, as we have lived together so happily through all the vicissitudes of private life, you shall accompany me in all my changes—the sharers of my good or bad fortune as an author, as well as in my customary pursuits. You know how sincerely,

I

am,

Yours affectionately,

W. F. VAN AMRINGE.

MONTGOMERY, Orange County,

New York, Nov. 1, 1847.

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