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DRAWN UP FROM THE COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CLERGY,
BY WILLIAM SHAW MASON, Esq. M.R.I.A.
REMEMBRANCER AND RECEIVER OF FIRST FRUITS, AND
SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF PUBLIC RECORDS.
“ Attamen audendum est, et veritas investiganda, quam si non omnino
PRIŅTED AT THE FAULKNER-PRESS.
FOR JOHN CUMMING, M. N. MAHON, HODGES AND MʻARTHUR, C. P. ARCHER,
AND ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND CO. EDINBURGH,
GEORGE ROBERT DAWSON, ESQ.
REPRESENTATIVE IN PARLIAMENT FOR THE COUNTY
&c. &c. &c.
THE attention which you have bestowed in Parliament on subjects connected with this part of the Empire, would, of itself, afford sufficient grounds for prefixing your name to one of the volumes of a work intended to convey a minute knowledge of its resources. When to this are added the many obligations that I experienced from you in its commencement, in your official situation here during the administration of Mr. Peel, its liberal and indulgent patron, both public