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EGYPT, CONSTANTINOPLE,

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gift Tappan Resb. Ass. 11-3-31

TO HER ROYAL HIGHNESS

THE PRINCESS OF WALES.

M ADAM, I know not how sufficiently to thank All your Royal Highness for allowing me to dedicate my little book to you. It is another, added to the many kindnesses I have already received from you, and I am grateful from the bottom of my heart.

Your Royal Highness can not be more surprised than I am myself at seeing my Journal in print!

You know how, and when it was written—that it was written from day to day, often under difficulties, as a record to myself of a very happy time, and which members of my family might perhaps like to see; but, most assuredly, with no view to publication. In fact, till last Saturday, when I returned home from Sweden, I had not the slightest idea of its being printed. I had left it with my brother-in-law, General Grey, when I went abroad last July, asking him merely to correct some of my Swedish mistakes of grammar, in case I should wish to copy it out more fairly

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