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BY THE

HON. MRS. WILLIAM GREY.

NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

FRANKLIN

SQUARE.

1 870.

gift

Tappan Reob. Ass.

11-3-31

TO HER ROYAL HIGHNESS

THE PRINCESS OF WALES.

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MADAM, -I know not how sufficiently to thank

your Royal Highness for allowing me to dedicate my little book to you. It is another, added to the many kindnesses I have already received from you, and I am grateful from the bottom of my heart. .

Your Royal Highness can not be more surprised than I am myself at seeing my Journal in print!

You know how, and when it was written—that it was written from day to day, often under difficulties, as a record to myself of a very happy time, and which members of my family might perhaps like to see; but, most assuredly, with no view to publication. In fact, till last Saturday, when I returned home from Sweden, I had not the slightest idea of its being printed. I had left it with my brother-in-law, General Grey, when I went abroad last July, asking him merely to correct some of my Swedish mistakes of grammar, in case I should wish to copy it out more fairly

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