Once the writer of this Life Story began a Series of Family Biography with a rose-colored pencil. The undertaking, for some reason, was laid aside, and could not now be resumed, as first resolved upon. But the pencil, though the gloss it once had is gone either worn off or faded away, while it fails in depicting inky darkness or startling corruscations has, may one believe, a more natural tint, and hues that may prove the more enduring. The work, then, or failure, as one chooses to regard it, is accordingly submitted as it is, and inscribed to those whom it most concerns, with the hope that the compilation with what of original design appears may not require a moral appended in accordance with any well-worn saying (as, This is a cow ahorse ), respecting early efforts, but to the ingenuous mind receiving it, afford some contemplation not altogether inane, and with no harm, possibly do a little good.
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