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LITERARY, CRITICAL, JURIDICAL, AND POLITICAL,
JOSEPH STORY, LL.D.,
NOW FIRST COLLECTED.
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Cic. Orat. pro Archia.
Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1835,
BY JAMES MUNROE & Co., in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
METCALF, TORRY, AND BALLOU.
JOSIAH QUINCY, LL. D.,
PRESIDENT OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY.
SIR, In dedicating this volume to you, I may (not unnaturally) be thought to indulge a wish in some sort to discharge the debt of gratitude, which I owe to the institution, over which you preside, for the many favors bestowed upon me. But, gratifying as such an expression of reverent regard for our Parent University would at all times be to me, I confess, that I seek on the present occasion rather to offer it as a testimony of my deep sense of the worth of your personal character. Few men have acquired so just a distinction for unspotted integrity, fearless justice, consistent principles, high talents, and extensive literature. Still fewer possess the merit of having justified the public confidence by the singleness of heart and purpose, with which they have devoted themselves to the best interests of society. In every station, to which you have been called by the free suffrages of the people, you have discharged its duties with the most exemplary ability, fidelity, and conscientiousness. In your