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· withdrawment from the Arena of Political Debate, Your country still remembers You, and will not fail

call for You in the hour of danger.

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Believe me, My Dear Lord,

Your Lordship's grateful and faithful Servant,

RICHARD WINTER HAMILTON.

LEEDS, Nov. lst, 1844.

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The following Documents will explain the History of the Work which is now presented to the Public. The Author is conscious that he must be read with some prejudice, the opinions of men so greatly varying on his theme. He has retained the Title with which the Essay was originally headed, though he must remind those who peruse it, that the word “Institutions” is employed in its classical, and not in its conventional, sense.

POPULAR EDUCATION.

A PATRIOTIC Churchman of Manchester, whose name is to remain unknown, has entrusted to me the Sum of ONE HUNDRED GUINEAS, as a Premium for the most valuable Essay “On the best Method of extending the Benefits of Education to the People of England, consistently with the Principles of Civil and Religious Liberty."

The Essay must embrace the following topics :

1st. Some account of the Extent, and of the ascertained and probable Results, of Popular Education on the Continent and in the United States.

· withdrawment from the Arena of Political Debate, Your country still remembers You, and will not fail to call for You in the hour of danger.

Though I am not ungrateful for personal kindnesses which Your Lordship has rendered me, -felt the more sensitively by me as one of a class towards which contempt is very generally meted rather than respect,-I should have thought it indelicate to have made these the reasons of my present Act. sent this Work to You, solely on the grounds of Your High Character and Patriotism.

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Believe me, My Dear Lord,

Your Lordship’s grateful and faithful Servant,

RICHARD WINTER HAMILTON.

LEEDS, Nov. 1st, 1844.

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