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TO THE MOST HONOURABLE
THE MARQUESS OF HUNTLY,
MY LORD MARQUESS,
With your kind permission, I dedicate to you this book on Cattle-Breeding and CattleBreeders, moved thereto partly by feelings of personal esteem and gratitude for many kindnesses shown me by your much-respected father, and by yourself, but more so by the desire to testify appreciation of your keen interest and zealous co-operation in whatever is calculated to promote the science and practice of agriculture, or the wellbeing of those engaged therein.
The liberal and enlightened management of your estates has gained the esteem and affection of your tenantry, and, with the courage displayed in publicly supporting the just rights of tenant-farmers, entitles you to the proud position which your family have so long maintained in the political history and social annals of Scot
In dedicating to you this book, in which I have