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SOCIETY AND MANNERS
A SERIES OF LETTERS FROM THAT COUNTRY
TO A FRIEND IN ENGLAND,
DURING THE YEARS 1818, 1819, AND 1820.
BY AN ENGLISHWOMAN.
But mark the judgment of experienced Time,
CHARLES WILKES, Esq.
OF NEW YORK.
MY DEAB Sir,
ALTHOUGH I am uncertain how far the sentiments contained in this little volume may be in unison with yours, I cannot resist that impulse of the heart which induces me to inscribe its pages to you.
Viewing, as I did, your adopted country with the eyes of a foreigner, I may have been sometimes hasty, and, therefore, mistaken in my judgments. Though I do not apprehend that my inaccuracies can extend to facts of any importance, it is possible that a citizen of America may detect slight errors which the foreign reader cannot be aware of, and which the Author herself could not wholly guard