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Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to wit :
BE IT REMEMBERED, That, on the twenty-third day of September, ir the forty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1819, Mitchell, Ames, and White, of the said District, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit: “ An Appeal from the Judgments of Great Britain respecting the United States
“ of America. Part First, containing An Historical Outline of their Merits and “ Wrongs as Colonies; and Strictures upon the Calumnies of the British “ Writers. By Robert Walsh, Jr. Quod quisque fecit, patitur : autorem “scelus repetit, suoque premitur exemplo nocens. SENEC."
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.”—And also to the act, entitled, “ An act supplementary to an act, entitled ' An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”
To ROBERT OLIVER, Esq.
This is a clumsy volume, and its tenor may not be exactly in unison with your opinions and predilections. I could, therefore, have wished to attach your name rather to its intended adjunct, which may have higher claims to regard; but I am anxious to improve the first opportunity of bearing public testimony to a character, which an acquaintance of many years, has taught me to view as of uncommon worth and elevation. It is only a few months ago that your merits were commemorated in your native land, in a strain which those inhabitants of your adopted country, who know you well, cannot deem too lofty, nor hesitate to re-echo. In proclaiming you public-spirited, open-hearted, and munificently hospitable, the distinguished assemblage in Dublin spoke as our experience would have led us to speak. A remarkable strength of natural abilities, maintained in full exertion by an active, vehement spirit, and the favour of fortune seconding a sound judgment and steadfast faith in commercial dealings, have put you in possession of an ample estate, to which you daily vindicate your title by a noble use of it in the offices of beneficence and friendship.