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2963"75B ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS 1944
Southern District of New York, ss. BE it remembered, that on the twenty-ninth day of December, in the fortyeighth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Charles Wilsy, of the said cistrict, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
« The Pilot ; a Tale of the Sea. _By the Author of the Pioneers, &c. & Co List ! ye Landsmen, all to me. In Two Volumes. Vol. I."
In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentionod;" and also to an Act, entitled, “ An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing tho copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of lesigning, engraving, and etching historical
and other prints."
Each year causes some new and melancholy chasm in what is now: the brief list of my naval friends and former associates, War, disease, and the casualties of a hazardous profession. have. inado fearful inroads in the limited number; while the places of the dead are supplied by names that to me are strangers. With the consequences of these sad changes before me, I cherish the recolection of those with whom