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OF THE FIRST VOLUME.
TO MY NIECES,
MRS. ALICE BRIDGE WHIFFLE,
MRS. MARY ANN SANBORN:
Many of the Speeches contained in this volume were delivered and printed in the lifetime of your father, whose fraternal affection led him to speak of them with approbation.
His death, which happened when he had only just past the middle period of life, left you without a father, and me without a brother. . I dedicate this volume to you, not only for the love I have for yourselves, but also as a tribute of affection to his memory, and from a desire that the name of my brother,
may be associated with mine, so long as any thing written or spoken by me shall be regarded or read.