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THE PUBLISHER OF THE ENSUING PRODUCTION, SENDS IT INTO THE WORLD FOR THE TWO FOLLOWING REASONS.
FIRST; he hopes it may contribute a little to the relief of an old, infirm, and friendless woman, to whom it is addressed.
And Secondly; he imagines, the account here given of a country so little known, may be interesting to some, and amusing to all. With the original, which is now in his hands, he declines taking any liberty, but leaves the unfortunate exile to tell his story exactly in his own words, and how he acquits himself, the public must determine.
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The publisher has several letters from the same author still in his hands; and should these meet with a favourable reception, they are intended to be published, together with a life of the author on some future occasion.