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Patron of every Thing which tends to the Advantage or Improvement of Your Country; and it is no small Happiness
, that after great - Expence and Study, I have an Opportunity of presenting a Gentleman of Your polite Taste with some new Discoveries, which will gain Time in raising Plantations, and fill our Gardens with Fruit at every Season of the Year; which, I hope, will afford You fome Amusement in Your leisure Minutes, especially since Your Genius has led You to purchase one of the finest Collections of Plants in the Kingdom.
This, Sir, is Engagement enough for me to offer the following Sheets to Your Perusal, and that I the Honour of declaring to the World, that I am, with the greatest Respect,
Your most obedient
CH A P. I.