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JOSHUA DANCER, ESQ.,
SHINRONE, KING'S COUNTY.
MY DEAR SIR,
Allow me to dedicate to you these Volumes, as a slight tribute of esteem for your private character, and of gratitude for the many favours which you have conferred upon
They relate principally to a country about which you are not wholly uninterested ; and if, in your moments of leisure, you derive either information or amusement from their perusal, however they may be received by the world, I shall not regret the circumstance of having committed them to the
I am unconscious how far, or whether at all, my sentiments, on some important subjects discussed in the following pages, may co-incide with yours ; but I console myself with the reflection, that, though you should be unable to subscribe to every article in my political creed, you will not on that account think