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matter, and his death, which occurred before the publication was commenced, deprived us of the advantage of a revision by him, of a considerable part of our own labors.
This double loss of two distinguished ornaments of the profession, who had been connected with the present work, left its completion to us. None can regret more sincerely than ourselves, that it had not fallen into abler hands. But having entered upon the work, we have ventured to persevere, though the supports upon which we leaned, have been removed. We have been actuated by the desire of making the treatise, in some remote degree, approach to that excellence, which it most certainly would have attained, had either Judge Howe, or Professor Aslımun, been spared to complete it. We offer it, therefore, to the profession, claiming in its behalf, that indulgence, to which its many disadvantages entitle it.
F. & C. Boston, APRIL, 1834.