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COULD you impart to me the style by which your epistolary writing is so gracefully distinguished, I could more powerfully express the pride and pleasure I feel in dedicating the following pages to you, as a little memorial of the high value I place upon the friendship with which you have so long favoured me, and better describe the loss which society sustained when the bias of maternal duty, so worthy of the eulogium it has received from the commemorative pen of a Genlis, very early in life withdrew you to Gillwell; a sacrifice which you have had the felicity of seeing compensated by the success which
has crowned your anxious and affectionate labours. I have the happiness to remain, MADAM, Your faithful Friend and most obedient Servant, JOHN CARR.
June 6, 1807. 2, Garden Court, Temple.