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SUFFERINGS BY SHIPWRECK & IMPRISONMENT,
· WITH THE SINGULAR HUMORS OF HIS TARTAR GUIDE,
The Occurrences of Four Years, and Five Days,
IN A SERIES OF LETTERS'go' HIS-SON.
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The events related in the following pages, naturally became a frequent subject of conversation with my children and my friends. They felt so much satisfaction at the accounts which I gave them, that they repeatedly urged me to commit the whole to pa. per; and their affectionate partiality induced them to suppose, that the narrative would be, not only agreeable to them, but interesting to the publica : In complying with their solicitations; 7 am:för frän heing confident that the success of myeraits uz justify their hopes : I trust, however, that too much will not be expected, in regard to literary composition from a person whose life has been principally devoted to the duties of a soldier and the service of his country....and that a scrupulous adherence to truth, will compensate for many blemishes in style and arrangement.