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A ROMANCE.

BY

THE HON. JEREMIAH CLEMENS,

AUTHOR OF

:: BERNARD LILE.!

PHILADELPHIA :

J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.

1858.

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by

J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern

District of Pennsylvania.

Dedication.

TO

NICHOLAS DAVIS, ESQ.,

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA.

MY DEAR NICK :

In the Army, and in civil life as an officer under my command in time of war, — and as an unwavering friend through all the less manly and more bitter struggles of parties and of politics in time of peace, you have acquired many claims to my regard. But it is not these alone that move me to write your name on the first page of this volume. The last words your Mother was ever heard to speak, were words of warm regard for me; and to the hour of his death, your Father honored me with a friendship which is among my proudest recollections. In the whole range of ny acquaintance, I have never known two persons mcre remarkable for unswerving integrity of thought and action, or more distinguished for a lofty scorn of all that was low or viļe in humanity. In dedicating this book to one of their descendants, I discharge a duty to the dead; at the same time, I mark my appreciation of the many virtues and manly qualities of the living.

JERE. CLEMENS.

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