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NATURAL HISTORY

OF

N E V IS,

And the rest of the

English Leeward Charibee Iands

IN

A M E R I C A.

With many other Observations on

NATURE and ART,

Particularly, An Introduction to
Lhe Art of Decyphering.

IN

Eleven Letters from the Revd Mr. SMITH,

sometime Rector of St. John's at Nevis, and
now Rector of St. Mary's in BEDFORD; to the
Revd Mr. MASON, B.D. Woodwardian
Profeffor, and Fellow of Trinity - College, in
Cambridge.

CAMBRIDGE:
Printed by J. BENTHAM, Printer to the UNIVERSITY;

and fold by W. THURLBOURN in Cambridge; S. BIRT
in Ave-Mária-Lane, C. BATHURST in Fleet-Street, and
J. BEECROFT in Lombard-Street, LONDON,

MDCCXLV.

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WORTHY GENTLEMEN

OF

N E V IS,

MOTHER of the

English Leeward Charibee Islands

in America.

I

SIRS,

Often reflect with fingular Pleasure,

upon the five happy Years that I was Rector of St. John's Parish in your Country, and do with the utmost Gratitude acknowledge the Favours I received from You all.

I then kept a Book of Remarks upon what I saw moft observable in your Climate, and collected many beautiful Sea-Shells, which about nine years after

my

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