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CHARLES EARL CORNWALLIS,

KNIGHT OF THE MOST NOBLE ORDER OF THE GARTER; oNE of His BRITANNICK MAJESTY'S MOST HONOURA. BLE PRIVY COUNCIL; LIEUTENANT GENERAL OF HIS MAJESTY's Forces; Gover NOR GENERAL AND comMANDER IN CHIEF OF ALL THE POS3ESSIONS AND forces of HIS BRITANNick MAJESTY, AND of The HONOURABLE THE UNITED COMPANY OF MERCHANTS OF ENGLAND, IN THE EAST INDIES, &c. &c. &c.

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HE following Compendium of Mercantile Arithmetick, entirely adapted in its calculations for the use of students of that science in this country, I beg leave, with all due deference, to entreat your Lordship's protećtion of ; humbly requesting, that it may receive the sančtion of your auspicious patronage, and trusting from your known candour in encouraging every useful improvement, that your Lordship will confider my attempts as the effects of an earnest inclination to become further useful to the youths, whom I had the happiness to be in charge of, and to the publick in general; who, from their continual encouragement, have bound me in grate

ful services to them. Until some able arithmetician shall step forward, and enlarge upon this ficid of improvement, I presume this Work will be particularly useful to the condućtors of the Orphan School, an institution which redounds to the highest honour of its founders; and proves, in the greatest degree, the noble characteristick of liberality, which,

it is allowed, flows so abundantly from the hearts of our countrymen in this climate; and which your Lordship, through motives of humanity, and a desire of tenderly befriending every part of the community, has accepted the patronage of.

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LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS.

A. cop 1 Rs. ADIE, JAMES - - I B. Boileau, John - - - r Battle, Joseph - - - I Bysaack, Tillochund — - - I Bysaack, Govin Chund - - I Beck, Ezekiel - - - I Barraud, Major Isaac - - r Becher, John Harman - -- I Beanland, John - - - I Burges, E. E. - - - 2 Burgh, John — - - I Bagshaw, E. B. - - - r Bacon, Capt. Nathaniel – - 2 Barber, Charles - - - r Brampton, Edward - - I Burney, Richard - - - I Bartholmoe, J. E. - - I Broder, James - - - 2 Brightman, Edward - - I Bulkeley, Henry - - - I Brittridge, Richard - - I Bayles, Capt. Anthony - - t

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