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COPYRIGHT, 1901, BY
Chas. Felton Pidgin,

Boston, Mass., U. S. A.

ENTERED AT STATIONERS HALL, LONDON

FOREIGN COPYRIGHTS SECURED

RIGHTS OF TRANSLATION, PUBLIC READING, AND DRAMATIZATION RESERVED

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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,

THIS BOOK

IS APPRECIATIVELY INSCRIBED.

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