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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1849, by
DERBY, MILLER & COMPANY, In the Clerk's Office for the Northern District of New York.
STEREOTYPED BY THOMAS B. SMITH,
216 WILLIAM STREET, N. Y.
The Publishers apologize for the delay in issuing this volume, which was announced by them as in press, more than one year since, shortly after the decease of its illustrious subject. Gov. Seward, in undertaking its preparation, was well aware of the engrossing attention which his professional duties required, but looked constantly for relaxation from his multiplied business engagements, in the hope that he might be able to complete the work commenced by him. It however became necessary for its timely completion, to obtain the literary assistance of an able writer, who has, under his auspices, completed the work. The Publishers confidently believe, that it will in all respects, be received as a faithful and impartial history of the Life of the “Old Man Eloquent," and worthy a place in the library of every friend of liberty and humanity.
AUBURN, April, 1849.