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COM P E N D I UM
Í OHN THOMAS HOPE,
LATE MASTER OF THE ACADEMY,
FROM THE PRESS OF JOSEPH COOPER.
M, DCC, X C.
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; GOVERNOR GENERAL AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF ALL THE POSSESSIONS AND FORCES OF HIS BRITANNICK MAJESTY, AND OF THE HONOURABLE THE UNITED COMPANY OF MERCHANTS OF ENGLAND, IN THE EAST INDIES, &c. &c. &c.
THE following Compendium of Mercantile Ariti
metick, 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 Lordlhip’s protection of; humbly requesting, that it may receive the sanction of your auspicious patronage, and trusting from your known candour in encouraging every useful improvement, that your Lordship will consider 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 grateful services to them.
Until some able arithmetician fhall step forward, and enlarge upon this field of improvement, I presume this Work will be particularly useful to the conductors 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, Aows 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.
I am, my Lord,
And humble Servant,
J. T. HOPE.
ACADEMY, ift July, 1789.