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TO THE RIGHT HON.
CHARLES JENKINSON, Esq.
SECRETARY AT WAR, AND
ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S MOST HONOURABLE PRIVY COUNCIL.
IF I ask leave to inscribe the following work to your name, it is with an honest desire of taking the only opportunity in my power to discharge a very small part of a just debt; and an author, who is venturing upon a new path of science, may be excused if he wishes to be introduced to the world under the auspices of some powerful friend, who has acquired more fame, and is entitled to more respect than himself.