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TO

SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL,

OF

EDENWOOD.

MY DEAR BROTHER, You must permit me to prefix your name to this volume, as I have prepared it for publication at your request. You suggested that I might well employ a little of the leisure I now enjoy in revising and editing some of my speeches at the Bar and in Parliament.

I fear that notwithstanding your partial feelings, you may be disappointed. Even if I had been capable of making any Speeches worthy of being remembered, you must be aware that in quiet times, such as we have lived in, opportunities are very rare for delivering addresses in Courts of Justice which can be of permanent public interest ;-and I was a law officer of the Crown during the greatest part of the period I had a seat in the House of Commons, -where the usage now is that subordinate Members of the Ad

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