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Entered according to an Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirtytwo, by Charles de Behr, in the Clerk's Office of the Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York.
In preparing the following observations, I felt the want of many sources of authority and information, which exist only in the United States.
It was, in consequence, my intention to postpone their publication until after my return. But that having been unexpectedly deferred, I deem it my duty to submit to the public without further delay, such a defence of my father's memory, as the few materials within my reach, have enabled me to compose. The truths it contains will speak for themselves, and any errors which may be discovered, I shall be most willing to acknowledge and
Paris, Dec, 2, 1831.