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TO THE HONOURABLE
LORD MURRA Y.
MY DEAR LORD MURRAY,
All who read these volumes will feel, I am persuaded, as I do, that I could not dedicate them to any one with so much propriety as to yourself. They will have seen that, from early youth to the close
my brother's life, you were his intimate and confidential friend; and that in your affection he found one of the chief sources of his happiness.
Your attachment to him led you to preserve all his letters, and you were thus enabled to supply me with the principal materials for this work. Without the extensive correspondence which you placed in my hands, I must have failed in accomplishing the object I had in view: the giving, in his own words, a continuous narrative of my brother's life.
I beg you to accept this Dedication, in testimony of my grateful sense of these obligations, and as an expression of my own sincere regard. I am, my dear Lord Murray, very faithfully yours,
BEDFORD PLACE, LONDON,
20th Feb, 1843.