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Will be published on Monday, November 2, and the subsequent Volumes every Two Months.
This change in the periods of Publication has been found absolutely necessary, from the accumulation of New Lives, and the imperfect state in which many of the old ones were given in the former Edition. The Volume now before the Reader affords a striking instance of how much is wanted to render the Work, what, in the present state of biographical materials, it ought to be. Of THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVEN Lives in this Volume, two HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN are New, SIXTY EIGHT are REWRITTEN, and sixTY FIVE only have been retained from the former Edition, the greater part of which have required many additions and alterations. The Editor, therefore, hopes that his anxiety to render the BIOGRAPHICAL DicTIONARY more complete and useful, will reconcile the Publick to this change in the mode of Publication, which, while it does not materially lessen his labours, will at least afford time to fulfil his future engagements without interruption.
September 1, 1812.
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