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DURING the twenty-two years I have spent in Canada and in the United
fill the office of the Lord Chancellor, as himself to hold his own in the 4 United States without long years of study of the institutions and laws of
the country, and without practical experience and knowledge of the people. I would like to assist my countrymen (English, Irish, and Scotch) in an effort to overcome the dead - weight “ignorance,” and now spread before them a banquet of Republican Institutions in the United States of America. It will doubtless seem dry and repulsive to the thoughtless, while the sensible will remember that it took a long time of constant application to learn to read, to write, to sum ; and that the battle of life is one to the death, and requires tools of the keenest edge. “Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest,” are what I would advise.