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FIRST LORD COMMISSIONER OF HIS MAJESTY'S TREASURY,
&c. &c. &c.
MY DEAR SIR,
affectionate Partiality for the Situation which has led to the Production of these Volumes, I trust
will accept them as some Proof of my anxiety to fulfil, as far as I am able, its important Duties. But
must permit me, Sir, to say,
that I consider the Dedication of a Work designed to promote the knowledge of the Sacred Scriptures, and to explain the Doctrines of the Church of England, as peculiarly appropriate to You, who have evinced yourself the zealous Friend of Religion, and the firm Supporter of our Ecclesiastical Establishment; who have stood forward as the uniform and successful