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TO SIR WATKIN WILLIAMS WYNN, Bart

SIR,

A LIFE passed on service, in distant and obscure countries, has hitherto prevented me from aspiring to a personal acquaintance with you. I know you only from the representations of others; not having seen you for the last fourteen years. Consequently I can judge but imperfectly, whether the transactions of a remote and unknown colony will prove sufficiently attractive to engage your attention.

Gratitude to a family, from whom I have received the deepest obligations, nevertheless impels me to beg your acceptance of this tribute.

Descended of illustrious ancestors, and born to a splendid patrimony, the career of manhood opens before you. May your progression in that career, accomplish the hopes which sanguine expectation has formed of your character! Your honourable and


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revered Father, presents the fairest example. — That like him you may shine incorrupt and independent in the senate; and in private life, practice beneficence without ostentation, and adorn hospitality with elegance, is the earnest and sincere wish of him who has the honour to be,

SIR,

Your most devoted,

and most obedient humble servant,

WATKIN TENCH.

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