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THE FIFTH AMERICAN, FROM THE TWELFTH ENGLISH EDITION.

BOSTON:

PRINTED FOR JOHN WEST, No. 75, CORNHILL.

1806.

DAVID CARLISLE, Printer, No. 5, Court Street.

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THE RIGHT REVEREND

EDMUND LAW, D Diom.fea

LORD BISHOP OF CARLISLE.

MY LORD,

HAD the obligations which I owe to your Lordship's kindness been much less, or much fewer, than they are; had personal gratitude left any place in my mind for deliberation or for enquiry ; in selecting a name which every reader might confess to be prefixed with propriety to a work, that, in many of its parts, bears no obscure relation to the general principles of natural and revealed religion, I should have found myself directed by many considerations to that of the Bishop of Carlisle. A long life spent in the most interesting of all human pursuits, the investigation of moral and religious truth, in constant and unwearied endeavours

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