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To the HONORABLE

THOMAS M'KEAN, Esquire, L.L.D.

CHIEF JUSTICE of the STATE of

PENNSYLVANIA, &c. &c.


 SIR,

IN adreſſing this volume to you, the public will readily acknowledge the juſtice and propriety of the tribute; ſince a work of this nature is only to be eſteemed, like a mirror, for the truth and accuracy with which its object if reflected; and I do nothing more on the occaſion, than preſent you with your own portrait, in which all the praiſe I covet, or deſerve, is that of having preſerved ſome reſemblance of the original.

But, independent of this conſideration, the opportunity of making the preſent offering, yields a high gratification to my feelings and my pride. By the uniform curteſy and cordiality of your attentions, I have naturally been inſpired with ſentiments of eſteem and attach-

ment;