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PREFACE TO THE PRESENT EDITION.

many succeeding years. He became a journalist in the anti-slavery cause; and in 1850 he wrote a trenchant answer to Mr. Carlyle's then just published 'Latter Day Pamphlets.' Later on, slavery having been at length abolished, he appeared as a writer in yet another field, publishing several works, one as lately as 1877, on life-assurance.


London, 1881.

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