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OSVERAL OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED PERSONS OF HIS TIME, WITH WHOM HB

HAS HAD INTERCOURSE AND CONNECTION.

WITH ILLUSTRATIVE NOTES.

BY

HENRY FLANDERS,

AUTHOR OP "THE LIVES AND TIMES OF THE CHIEF JUSTICES."

PHILADELPHIA:

1856.

In:"2.33.5

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

GIFT OF THE
CAMBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

FB 1 1938

Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1856, by

PARRY AND MCMILLAN, in the Office of the Clerk of the District Court of the United States in and

for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

PHILADELPHIA:
T. K. AND P. G. COLLINS, PRINTERS.

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The author of the following pages held a conspicuous place in London literary society; and was on familiar terms with many of the most eminent men of his time and country. “The sketches and anecdotes which he has introduced into his Me. moirs are in the highest degree interesting; whilst his habits of observing and discriminating character give to his delineations an authority, and consequently a value, which it is difficult to over-estimate."

The career of Cumberland in Spain is a curious episode in his life; and, in connection with Jay's mission to that country, of especial interest to the student of Am

The Editor has divided the narrative into chapters, and added notes, illustrative of the text, which he ventures to hope has enhanced the value and interest of the work.

PHILADELPHIA, March, 1856.

· Encyclopædia Britannica.

CONTENTS.

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