In offering this little tract to the public, it is equally the writer's wish
to conduce to their amusement and information.
The expedition on which he is engaged has excited much curiosity,
and given birth to many speculations, respecting the consequences to arise
from it. While men continue to think freely, they will judge variously.
Some have been sanguine enough to foresee the most beneficial effects
to the Parent State, from the Colony we are endeavouring to establish;
and some have not been wanting to pronounce the scheme big with folly,
impolicy, and ruin. Which of these predictions will be completed,
I leave to the decision of the public. I cannot, however, dismiss the subject
without expressing a hope, that the candid and liberal of each opinion,
induced by the humane and benevolent intention in which it originated,
will unite in waiting the result of a fair trial to an experiment,
no less new in its design, than difficult in its execution.
As this publication enters the world with the name of the author,
candour will, he trusts, induce its readers to believe, that no consideration
could weigh with him in an endeavour to mislead them. Facts are related
simply as they happened, and when opinions are hazarded, they are such as,
he hopes, patient inquiry, and deliberate decision, will be found
to have authorised. For the most part he has spoken from actual observation;
and in those places where the relations of others have been
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