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HAR ARD
UN RSITY

L BRA Y

Printed by J. L. Cox and SONS, 75, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields.

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MY DEAR HALIBURTON,

London, 24th Dec. 1838.

I shall offer no apology to you for the manner in which I have executed this work, as you are well aware that I could command neither the time nor the materials

that were necessary to do it properly even the small portion of time I have been able to devote to it, out of a hasty visit to London, has been subject to constant interruptions; and many important documents which ought to have been referred to, have, I find (from the little interest hitherto taken in Canadian affairs), not found their way to England. Wherever I could obtain authentic works and official papers, I have used them as freely as I could, that as little as possible might rest on individual assertion.

Such as it is, I beg of you to accept it, as a proof of my desire to comply with your wishes, as far as it has been in my power to do so. If you are satisfied with it, I am content. As respects the rest of the world, we know too little of each other to require that I should explain or they should listen.

Yours always,

TO JAMES HALIBURTON, Esq., &c. &c. &c.

S. S.

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