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Boston, Mass., U. S. A.
ENTERED AT STATIONERS HALL, LONDON
FOREIGN COPYRIGHTS SECURED
RIGHTS OF TRANSLATION, PUBLIC READING, AND DRAMATIZATION RESERVED
461 P612 ble
TO THE MEMORY OF
Tbeodosia Burr Alston,
THE DAUGHTER OF
AARON BURR, WHO, IN A LETTER TO HER FATHER, WROTE: “I witness your extraordinary fortitude with new wonder at every new misfortune. Often, after reflecting on this subject, you appear to me so superior, so elevated above all other men, I contemplate you with such a strange mixture of humility, admiration, reverence, love, and pride, that very little superstition would be necessary to make me worship you as a superior being, such enthusiasm does your character excite in me. When I afterward revert to myself, how insignificant do my best qualities appear. My vanity would be greater if I had not been placed so near you; and yet my pride is our relationship. I had rather not live than not be the daughter of such a man.
WHICH WORDS HAVE RENDERED HER CONSPICUOUS
AMONG THE WOMEN OF AMERICA FOR FILIAL DEVOTION,
IS APPRECIATIVELY INSCRIBED.