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only by his satisfaction, on finding, that the Essay to which the first Prize was without hesitation adjudged, was the production of the son of his beloved associate, in youthful studies.
H. F. B.
I hereby certify that the Essay on Sacred Geography, which this note accompanies, purporting to be written by Master ROBERT FLETCHER, is entirely his own production, and have the honor to remain,
Ham, Aug. 26th, 1824.
P. S. The writer will not be fifteen till the end of
ON SACRED GEOGRAPHY.
A LAND WHICH THE LORD THY GOD CARETH FOR.
GEOGRAPHY according to its etymology, is a description of the earth. It has a particular relation to the surface of the globe, the divisions, extent, and boundaries, of its several countries, kingdoms, and nations; and it includes an account of the manners and customs of its several inhabitants.
"As soon as mankind were formed into societies, and began to establish their political connexions, they would find it necessary to inform themselves of the position of the countries which bounded on their own." Curiosity would soon lead them to extend their acquaintance with surrounding countries; and to study their respective laws and regulations, in order to ascertain whether they were advantageous