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REPRINTED IN 1896 BY D. G. SMITH AT CHATHAM, MIRAMICHI, NEW
BRUNSWICK, FROM ONE (F THE ORIGINAL COPIES PRINTED BY

JOSEPH HOWE, AT HALIFAX, IN 1832.

hibr. Goodspeed 9-16-40

41515

TO

JOSEPH CUNAR), Esq.

ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

OF

NEW BRUNSWICK.

SIR,

Despising the expression of that opinion, which, possibly, may attempt to torture the unsophisticated language of sincere esteem, into the feigned or servile compliment of flatiery, to you, do I frankly confess, that the opportunity which the compilation of this little work affords me, unreservedly to acknowledge my obligations to your friendship, is a delightful recompense for whatever of care, anxiety, or fatigue, the execution of the task has involved. When circumstances, familiar to all the respectable inhabitants of Mirumichi, interrupted my professional studies, through your disinterested sympathies, did a munificent Providence kindly bestow an affectionate, and an unshrinking friend. Therefore, to you, Sir, do I now dedicate this unpretending effort, and poor though the offering be, rest assured, that in the presentation of it, far loftier motives influenced me, than any private considerations would suggest.

The faithful discharge of the important duties of a Legislator, has obtained for you the merited approbation of a dis cerning constituency ;--the registered decisions of the Bench, eloquently vindicate your integrity as a magistrate;—and the magnanimity that uniformly pervades your mercantile pursuits, has invested your professional reputation with the distinguishing traits of liberality and enterprize. These, Sir, are the primary reasons that more immediately influence me, while to the series of facts they enumerate, I have now the honor to add another,

By subscribing myself,

Your obliged, and

Grateful Servant,

ROBERT COONEY.

HALIFAX, MAY, 1832.

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