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Boston,
PRINTED FOR JOHN RUSSELL AND JOHN WEST

1800.

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TO

MRS. WASHINGTON.

MADAM,

IN offering this Volume to your Patronage, and presenting it to the World under the Sanction of your NAME--a Name as endeared by Virtues, as illustrious from Glory-we feel that we are giving interest to excellence, and attaching tenderness to pre-eminence.

In partaking the Solicitude, alleviating the Cares, and engaging the Confidence of that great, and disinterested Mind, which speaks in these pages, you have so well known to appreciate the Endowments, and to profit from the high Example, as to prefer the patriotic Duties to the selfish Sensibilities, by resigning, to the claim of a Nation, that dear and

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