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THOMAS WILLIAM COKE, Esq.
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
FOR THE COUNTY OF NORFOLK,
&c. &c. &c.
My Dear Sir,
I feel a peculiar gratification in being permitted to dedicate to you this portion of my Travels in a country, where I passed the happiest period of my life.
My most ardent friendships were formed amongst the Americans, a people whose rights and liberties, whose prosperity and happiness you have ever promoted from your earliest youth, and who justly consider you the steadiest as well as the most zealous of their friends.
To the Americans I am not only indebted for numerous instances of hospitality, but also for the honor of your acquaintance—an acquaintance which in the course of years has ripened into friendship, and has fixed my attachment to the House of Holkham.
It would be impossible for me on such an occasion, not to express the high sense of obligation I entertain, for the honor you have done me in twice visiting my humble roof, and for this last act of your kindness, in allowing me to dedicate a work on America to the warmest of her advocates.
I have the honor to subscribe myself,
JOHN MAUDE. MOOR-HOUSE, 1826.