Francis Hopkinson, Judge
ti, r,:t Lands. How familiar fl)ever many of thofe fuft'vt pieces with the colleeti. n ar.d republication t whuh yon pr li.vlically oblige ti c public, may he to thole oi the I ... .. tviw.v, iim ' i.tO:ofleiitjr.beini,i,l.rtlly extremely crtcrtaii,. nn.l I ,1 I' ll. inu 1 I prelume tb.nt goo. - f printers, like rood painters, mean to (tclireite Jir eteruiy. The .ucctcd - ing aa - e will, with the keendl avidity,' featcb for every thing tint has been wiitten. (omc time pfevioijs to, nd durinjthc who'econtinuance of thafrntmorable confl:ctv which, hy the bKAing of G d, finally terminated terminated in one of the greatefl revolutions recorded in hUloiy. .Tb.c rtp'f.tsry will afo be of f.r.Ur vfe l futtre torions and w.ui'.'ijls, !jv your collection .n - u prtia vati in offti'h puldic docuii.etits as wculd, o'hcrwiic, in all probability, ,c fooo f - vallowed up in the abyfsof oh!i :on. N'.r will the prefcnt generation reap an incon - falcmhlc hrncfit from thofe r'iiHal pieces, that art calculated to d:.Tufe political, agiu - ultmai and pMIofo - ph;cal knowJedee. Thn muck as to my fentin ent rtfpic'ting the ftHitfof your nndirrakin. Relative t j i execui.so, I think : ha hitherto hfu'cerxh'titd v.ib reut liile. pruf)tncex uccumcy and u4ment ; aod will, - if continued with the ,r,.ie ajjiduxiy and (hit,, be eflenti - a!ly conducive to public emolument. As fueh undcr - tak'ngs r:ught, in my opinion, to he cnrouisgcd by evcy lover of l ' ccjnti) , 1 finceiely with you g x.d fuccefs in your laudable entcrpMzc. From Beijiunin P.ujht M. D'. I chearfully concur in adding the trfiirnony of my name in favour d tbc ufefulnefs of your Muturm, together together vih my heft wilhes for its extenfive rii - culiti. 011, while it tortt'nnei to he the vehicle of (fL)stbat arc calculated to ailvoh;e tl c intercflv ef fciencc cud virtt,et and t f the ar'tcftnte ti innj failures and nuticrtal gy X eminent ef tie Unixd States. ' v iioiu, air, your mofl hnmhle Servant, Bh'NjAMIN RU3H. Wedncflry, July 30, 17S8. WE, holVrvMus ate heiciiii.to fnirciibed, having carjully cpfi Ick d the ofjicl and ten.'eiuy of the Amerh n Miif. nm. publithed by NTr. Mar hew Can y. are of opinion rht ir ia vciv nfiful vrk, ca'rnlan'd lo diflcminatc lircrny. political, hidoiical. ariruhu sal, and other valu dde information, in a very advai. - tageous manner, and to 3 preat rxtert, and more ef - pecially to prelct ve interclfing doc iiments from oblivi - on. We therefore chearfully recommend it to the patronage patronage and pinttfrion of the public in general. EZRA STILES. D. D L. L. D. Prtfident of Yale coMge. FRANCIS HOPKINSON, lu'rjge of admiralty for the commonwealth of Pcnnfylvania. VILniAM'VlIItE, T). D. Bilhop il the protcflunt epifcopal church in thfi commor.jvfakb of Pcr.nfy ivania. JOHN.EVVING. D. D. Pr'ovofr f the iinifetfity of Penn fylva ma, SAMUEL MAGA W, D. D - ' Vice - Provofr nf the nniverfity of Perrnfylran'a, TENCH COXE. JOHN ANDREWS D. D. Principal of the academy fif the prtf fUn epihopal church in the city of Philadelphia.