This has been a very deformed Body, but a Beautiful Soul.
N.B. On Reviewing this Volume, I find some Words in the Margin's & Index misspelt , which I hope whoever peruses will excuse, especially as they were
wrote at my Shop amidst my business, when I had not leisure to be exact
In asmuch as News Papers in general contain, not only the News of the Day, but often
Intelligence of the greatest moment, (and in general are look'd upon as authentic, being often resorted to as valuable
Records, and perhaps are so, more than any other, saving legal
Ones: and as Persons in general are too negligent of preserving
them,) and during the period of the Following Papers, Transactions of the
utmost importance respecting Liberty in general hae taken place, and are
recorded in them: I have thought it worth while to collect them, tho' at considerable expence, and very GREAT Trouble, in hopes that in
Future, they may be of some service,
towards forming a
Political History of this Country, during the shameful and abandoned
administration of the despotic Ministers of George the
3d. Harbottle Dorr.
The Editor of the Gent Magz. says "Though the americanTransac- "tions may seem tedious at present, when every News Papers is full of them, yet "they afford Materials for an Important part
of the History of the present "Times, vid. page. 479.Vol. 2.