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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1835,
BY H. S. TANNER,
In the office of the Clerk of the District Court of the
ISAAC LEA, ESQUIRE,
MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY,
INSCRIBES THIS TRIFLE, AS A MARK OF
“Quod mihi donas magnum est, sed parvum tibi reddo.
"Do quod adest; opto quod abest; tibi dona darentur "Aurea, sors animo si foret æqua meo."
TO THE SECOND EDITION.
THE sale of the first edition of these letters is the apology for the publication of the second; and the obvious propriety of informing the inquiring reader that he will find something in the second that was not in the first, causeth these few prefatory remarks. A preface is something said before-something proemial; and may or may not bear some relation to the matters contained in the book to which it is prefatory: the latter kind is the most fashionable, but mine shall be of the former.
No alteration has been made in the first twelve letters, which appeared originally in
the United States Gazette, but I have written eight Additional Letters, in which are described the route to the Springs by the way of Richmond, Lynchburgh, and Lexington; the Blue Sulphur Springs; the Natural Bridge; and the improvements that have been made within two years at the White, Salt, and Red Sulphur, and the Hot Springs.
As invalids have as deep an interest in these matters as any other class of mortals, I have placed in an appendix authentic statements of several interesting cases and cures. The Table of Contents will be found at the end of the volume.
Philadelphia, January, 1837.