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The Life of William Roscoe
William Roscoe to Thomas Jefferson, [4 June 1805]

Vol I. Contents
Chapter I. 1753-1781
Chapter II. 1781-1787
Chapter III. 1787-1792
Chapter IV. 1788-1796
Chapter V. 1795
Chapter VI. 1796-1799
Chapter VII. 1799-1805
Chapter IX. 1806-1807
Chapter X. 1808
Chapter XI. 1809-1810
Vol II. Contents
Chapter XII. 1811-1812
Chapter XIII. 1812-1815
Chapter XIV. 1816
Chapter XV. 1817-1818
Chapter XVI. 1819
Chapter XVII. 1820-1823
Chapter XVIII. 1824
Chapter XIX. 1825-1827
Chapter XX. 1827-1831
Chapter XXI.
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“It is with particular pleasure that I avail myself of the opportunity afforded me, by the publication of my ‘History of the Life and Pontificate of Leo X.,’ of requesting you will do me the honour of accepting a copy, as a very humble but sincere mark of the respectful esteem and attachment of the author. In thus venturing to introduce my own productions to your notice, I am sensible I may be accused of presumption; but from such a charge I find a sufficient shelter in the reflection, that history is the peculiar study of those in high stations, whose opinions and conduct have an important influence on the destiny of mankind. I also flatter myself with the hope that the principles contained in this
work will be found in unison with those sentiments of enlightened toleration, liberal policy, and universal benevolence, which have been no less strikingly evinced in your practice, than energetically recommended and enforced in your public addresses to the nation over which you preside.

“I have transmitted these volumes through the hands of my particular friend, Mr. Ralph Eddowes, of Philadelphia; who some years since left this place to reside with his family in America, and whose talents, integrity, and temperate firmness would do credit to any country.”