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happy also to have it in my power to inscribe a work intended for promoting the best interests of mankind, the cause of truth and
probity, to one who, to the satisfaction of the candid and judicious, has approved himself an able defender of the most important truths, as well as a successful detector of fraud and falsehood.
I have the honour to be, with great respect,
Your Lordship’s most obliged,
and most obedient servant,
ABERDEEN, SEPTEMBER 17, 1788.