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TO

ROBERT PEEL, ESQ.

Member of Parliament for the Borough of
Tamworth, &c. &c. &c.

Who, by his Ingenuity, Abilities, and Industry, has honourably

acquired a princely Fortune, and in so doing had the

Satisfaction of keeping several thousand

Persons in constant Employment:

Who, in the Time of Danger and National Difficulty, hand-

somely appropriated the munificent Sum of

TEN THOUSAND POUNDS,

TO THE EXIGENCIES OF HIS COUNTRY:

And whose Conduct,

In promoting AN UNION WITH IRELAND,

has shone so nobly disinterested:

THIS WORK,

AS A SMALL MARK OF RESPECT AND ESTEEM,

IS HUMBLY DEDICATED,

By his ever obliged, obedient.

And faithful Friend and Servant

John Stockdale.

London 6th May, 1800.