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CHAP. VIII.

Voyage of Stephen Gomez in the service of Spain

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CHAP. IX.

Espedition from England in 1527—Erroneous statement that one of the vess.

els was named Dominus Dobiscum-Their names, The Samson and The

Mary of Guilford-Letters from the Expedition dated at Newfoundland,

addressed to Henry VIII. and Cardinal Wolscy—The Italian Navigator, Juan

Verrazani, accompanies the Expedition and is killed by thic Natives-Loss

PREFACE.

This volume is a reprint from the original American Edition, published by Lea and Blanchard of Philadelphia, in the year 1831. An English Edition appeared also in London the same year and was followed by a second edition issued there in 1832. The American Edition and the first English Edition are precisely alike in all respects. In the second London Edition a quotation from the New Interlude No. 5 is introduced at page 77, and this additional matter will be found in an appendix printed at the back of the book.

This issue of a modern Edition of the "Memoir of Sebastian Cabot” is undertaken by the surviving son of the author in testimony of his affectionate veneration for his father's memory.

Richard Biddle, at his death in 1847, was in his fifty-first year. A son of Charles Biddle (1745–1821), , Vice-President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania when Benjamin Franklin was its President, Mr. Biddle's early associations were connected with Philadelphia, and his legal studies pursued in his native city. In the same year of his admission to the Bar, however, he removed to Pittsburgh (Pa.), where he soon became distinguished in his profession. In a Eulogy delivered in 1847, the year of Mr.

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