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traordinarypractice, Infanticidie; formerly and lately so unhappily prevalent among some misguided classes, both in the East and West of India.

Thousands of infants owe a continuation of their existence to You :—as many mothers, that they, when with Nature’s tenderness nurturing their offspring, have not been forced to"TEAR THE NIPPLE PROM THEIR BONELESS GUMS, AND DASH THEIR BRAINS OUT.”—There are few persons who may not envy ou the feelings legitimately arising from such retrospections. That YOU may long enjoy them, and all that flow from the zealous promotion of the PUBLIC GOOD; and from the extensive exercise of PRIVATE BENEVOLENCE, is my most cordial wish.

Edward Moor.