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SUFFERINGS BY SHIPWRECK & IMPRISONMENT,
DONALD CAMPBELL, Esq.
WITH THE SINGULAR HUMORS OF HIS TARTAR CUIDE,
The Occurrences of Four Years, and Five Days,
IN A SERIES OF LETTERS TO HIS SON:
"What is this world? Thy school, Omisery!
"And he who knows not that, was born for nothing."
THIRD AMERICAN EDITION.
PRINTED BY L. NICHOLS & CO.
FOR EVERT DUYCKINCK, BOOKSELLER,
NO. 110 PEARL-STREET.
THE HE events related in the following pages, naturally became a frequent subject of conversation with my children and my friends. They felt so much satisfaction at the accounts which I gave them, that they repeatedly urged me to commit the whole to paper; and their affectionate partiality induced them to suppose, that the narrative would be, not only agreeable to them, but interesting to the public. In complying with their solicitations, I am far from being confident that the success of my efforts will justify their hopes : I trust, however, that too much will not be expected, in regard to literary composition, from a person whose life has been principally devoted to the duties of a soldier and the service of his country....and that a scrupulous adherence to truth, will compensate for many blemishes in style and arrangement.