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522*star in the thirty fourth year’of the independence of the United
BAYRLMPR 27 1911
In conformity to the act of the congress of the United States,
W. S. SHAW, clerk of the district of Massachusetts.
THE literary institutions of our country are under many obligations to the mercantile profession. The enlarged and liberal views of opulent individuals, in this class of the community, have frequently prompted them to laudable and munificent appropriations for the promotion of science and the means of education. Among men of this description the benevolent founder of the professorship, under which the following lectures were delivered, is highly distinguished.
NICHOLAS Boylston esq. was an eminent merchant of Boston. He died August 18, 1771, aged fifty six. In the gazette notices of his death, he is characterized as “a man of good understanding and sound judgment, diligent in his business, though not a slave to it, upright in his dealings, honest and sincere in all his professions, and a stranger to dissimulation.”* By his last will, made
• In the philosophy chamber, at Cambridge, is an excellent portrait of this gentleman, painted by Copley. It is in a style of ease and amenity, which renders it singularly prepossessing. The