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JAMES CUMMING, Esq. F.S.A.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR JOHN HATCHARD AND SON,

No. 187, PICCADILLY.

1820.

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TO

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

THE

DUKE OF GLOUCESTER,

&c. &c. &c.

SIR,

THE RESOLVES of Owen FELLTHAM, now humbly presented for the acceptance of your Royal Highness, contain a treasure of Divine, Moral, and Political wisdom, clothed in manly, nervous, and energetic language. When I proposed to myself the republication of this work, I was naturally desirous, after it had remained so long in obscurity, of bringing it forward to public notice, under the patronage

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'vir DEDICATION.
of One, who could form a proper estimate of
its merits, and by the lustre of his name, and
the weight of his character, give a currency to
doctrines, so essential to the promotion of the
best interests of man.

The name of your Royal Highness immediately occurred. and by the intercession of a friend, your Royal Highness has been pleased to confer upon me, by accepting of this Dedication, an honour, which I gratefully acknowledge.

I could not have flattered myself that any work of mines could have compensated your Royal Highness for the trouble of the perusal; but I can venture to assure you, Sir, that the perusal of FELLTHAM will afford you no small satisfaction, as you will, in every page, discover the loyal subject, the sound moralist, the pious Christian. Had this Author been now living, entertaining such sentiments as he did, where would he more naturally have looked for a patron than to your Royal Highness? Sprung from that august Family which was called to protect and to secure to the people of this land,

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