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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by
PHILLIPS, SAMPSON & CO., In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
The ensuing Memoir comprises the most important events in the life of a statesman second to none of his contemporaries in laborious and faithful devotion to the service of his country.
The light attempted to be thrown on his course has been derived from personal acquaintance, from his public works, and from authentic unpublished materials.
The chief endeavor has been to render him the expositor of his own motives, principles, and character, without fear or favor,-in the spirit neither of criticism or eulogy.
JOSIAH QUINCY. Boston, June 1, 1858.