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PUBLISHED BY SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, AND CO.,

STATIONERS' HALL COURT.

ROBERT PILTER, HUDDERSFIELD.

1847.

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PREFACE.

TO MESSRS. JOSEPH WEBB AND THOMAS

MALLINSON, OF HUDDERSFIELD.

New York, Nov. 8th, 1847.

MY DEAR BRETHREN,

It has been suggested by some of my friends, that a short account of my late yoyage, and of my reception in America, would be the most aceeptable Preface I could write for my Fifth Volume of Letters. As the English public have already been made acquainted with the proceedings at my “farewell meetings” in Sheffield, Birmingham, and Liverpool, a repetition of them here will hardly be considered necessary. It is, however, my intention, should life be spared, to publish “ in due course," my letters descriptive of these neverto-be-forgotten services. Let it suffice for the present to say, that on the 20th day of July, 1847, after taking a most tender farewell of a large number of precious

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