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PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,

By S. Hamilton, Falcon-Court, Fleet-Street;
AND SOLD BY G, KEAR'S LEY, NO. 46, IN THAT STREET.

1802,

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great ancestor, sir William Petty, was one of the early advisers of a consolidation of the English and Irish parliaments: sensible of its expediency, he recommended it by strong arguments. As, with his fortune and talents, you inherit his predilection for such a measure, a work which traces the progress and relates the completion of the late scheme of union may with obvious propriety be inscribed to your lordship.

Your judgement, on a perusal of this history, may induce you to disallow the pretensions of the author to the praise of literary merit; but your politeness will excuse the freedom of the dedicator. If the performance should be entitled to approbation, your lord

ship

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