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CHARLES WHITE, Esq.BT,
"The surest way to prevent seditions (if the times do bear it) is to take away the
MRS. CHARLES WHITE.
It is the ordinary practice of historical and political writers to send forth their productions under the patronage of the great and powerful. I deviate from this custom-not from over-weening confidence in a work which requires the utmost protection and indulgence, but from a knowledge that its defects would have been still greater had they remained unchastened by your judicious criticism and reflections.
Accept, then, the Dedication as a feeble proof of my gratitude and affection.