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The following Sketches were prepared during the past suinmer, and were allowed a place from time to time, in the “CHARLESTON COURIER.” With all the defects and imperfections they came out under, arising from a too hurried preparation, they nevertheless, met with so encouraging and kind a reception from many, high in esteem for their literary taste and critical sagacity, that the writer has been enboldened, in the hope of making them more worthy the good opinion of an intelligent community, to revise them with care, and to offer them again to the public, in their present form.

In this edition, many unintentional omissions have been supplied, and much interesting historical matter has been added. In the 5th Number, appended to the motice of Mr. MYRICK's career on Cooper River, will be found his mode of cultivating Rice. This has been introduced by request of several planters on other rivers, desirous of information on the subject. The course detailed may be depended upon as correct. It has been submitted to the following named gentlemen, familiar with Mr. MYRICK's system for many years: Col. John BRYAN, Dr. BENJAMIN HUGER, and THOMAS ASHBY, Esq., who have approved, and authorized the writer to use their names in confirmation of its general accuracy.

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PREFACE.

The following Sketches were prepared during the past summer,

and were allowed a place from time to time, in the “CHARLESTON COURIER.” With all the defects and imperfections they came out under, arising from a too hurried preparation, they nevertheless, met with so encouraging and kind a reception from many, high in esteem for their literary taste and critical sagacity, that the writer has been enboldened, in the hope of making them more worthy the good opinion of an intelligent community, to revise them with care, and to offer them again to the public, in their present form.

In this edition, many unintentional omissions have been supplied, and much interesting historical matter has been added. In the 5th Number, appended to the motice of Mr. MYRICK's career on Cooper River, will be found his mode of cultivating Rice. This has been introduced by request of several planters on other rivers, desirous of information on the subject. The course detailed may be depended upon as correct. It has been submitted to the following named gentlemen, familiar with Mr. MyRICK'S system for many years: Col. John BRYAN, Dr. BENJAMIN HUGER, and Thomas Ashby, Esq., who have approved, and authorized the writer to use their names in confirmation of its general accuracy.

To

MY MANY

RELATIVES, AND MANY FRIENDS

ON COOPER RIVER, I INSCRIBE THESE PAGES :

AN HUMBLE, THOUGH SINCERE TOKEN

OF MY DEEP

REGARD

JOHN B. IRVING, M, D.

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