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The following Letter was sent to the Right Ho
nourable the DowAGER COUNTESS of CHAT-
December 5, 1791. « MADAM, “I beg your Ladyship's pardon for trespassing upon your retirement. It is to solicit, Madam, the honour of your acceptance of these Volumes. Although they contain but a weak, yet it is a well-intended effort to do justice to a great and splendid Character.
“ From your Ladyship's noble Brother, the late EARL TEMPLE, I received the most interesting part of these Anecdotes; his Lordship honoured me with his friendship and esteem many years. From the first LORD LYTTELTON, the late LORDS Fortescu, and CARYSFORT, Right Hon. W. G. HAMILTON, Right Hon. R. RIGBY, GOVERNOR PowNAL, Mr. CALCRAFT, Mr. Rous, and a number of other Noblemen and Gentlemen, I received the remainder.
“ After much labour and expence, I now presume to lay the work before your Ladyship; humbly hoping that it will be honoured with your approbation, and that I may have your Ladyship's permission to subscribe myself,
bi most humble servant,