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Entered according to the act of congress, in the year
Race above 4th Street.
TO THE READER.
In this volume, we present you with the Recollections of the Author of the earlier part of a life somewhat out of the common track, up to the age of twenty-three or four; with an outline of his course of preparation for the bar, and of his first attempts at professional advancement. It somewhat depends on circumstances, whether the work will be continued through one or more volumes : the subject is not exhausted, but only begun.
Now-a-days, since truth is only sought in romance, this little volume may be thought somewhat dull and uninteresting. The reader will find nothing marvellous in its incidents, nothing improbable, nothing that is not strictly true. Perhaps this very circumstance may