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« Whilst the infidel mocks at the superstitions of the vulgar, insults over
their credulous fears, their childish errors, their fantastic rites, it does not
occur to him to observe, that the most preposterous device by which the
weakest devotee ever believed he was securing the happiness of a future
life, is more rational than unconcern about it. Upon this subject nothing is
so absurd as indifference;-90 folly So contemptible as thoughtlessness or
levity." PALEY.

NEW-YORK:

E. BLISS AND E. WHITE, 128 BROADWAY.

J. SEYMOUR, PRINTER.

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Southern District of New-York, ss. DE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-second day of May, in the

D forty-eighth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Jonathan Seymour, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

" Redwood, a Tale. In two volumes, vol. I. Wbilst the infidel mocks a the superstitions of the vulgar, insults over their credulous fears, their childish errors, their fantastie rites, it does not occur to him to observe, that the most preposterous device by which the weakest devotee ever believed be was securing the happiness of a future life, is more rational than unconcern about it Upon this subject nothing is so absurd as indifference ;-no folly so contemptible as thoughtlessness or

PALEY. In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled 46 An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.”. And also to an Act, entitled "an Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authots and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

JAMES DILL,
C'lerk of the Southern District of New-York.

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TO

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, Esq.

in token of friendship and admiration of his genius, these volumes are dedicated by

THE AUTHOR.

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