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Southern District of New York, 38. BE it remembered, that on the seventh day of Docember, in the forty-ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Charles Wiley, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
“ Lionel Lincoln; or, the Leaguer of Boston. In Two Volumes. First let me talk with this Philosopher.' "By the Author of the Pioneers, Pilot, &c."
In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by, securing the copies of mape, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned;" and also to an Act, entitled, “ An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the oopies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending iho benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
MY DEAR JAY,
An unbroken intimacy of four-and-twenty years may justify the present use of your name. A man of readier wit than myself might, on such a subjeot, find an opportunity of saying something clever, concerning the exalted services of your father. No weak testimony of mine, however, can add to a fame that belongs already to posterity: and one like myself, who has so long known the merits, and has so often experienced the friendship, of the son, can find even better reasons for offering these Legends to your notice. Very truly and constantly,