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some of my friends [crossed out] rather [end crossed out] than from my own inclination. Certain
local circumstances led me to adopt a method, which I should, otherwise not
have chosen, particularly with respect to those plants which are not ar-
ranged under any of the general of Linnaus, and with regard to trivial names.
My principal intention was to give some general idea of the native vegetable
productions of this part of America, and to convince my countrymen,
among whom this science has been much neglected, that botanical
inquires are not useless speculations.

I am,
with the highest respect,
your most obedient
humble Servant
Manasseh Cutler

Professor Crell, Helmstadt

P.S. If you favor me with a letter, please to direct it to the care
of Thomas Reswell Esq. Merchant at Boston

Professor Crell at
?Helmstad] in
Not in Dr. [?Cutler's Life?]

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