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In 1763 being of the Supreme Council at Caleutia, he with one more was appointed to treat with NIEER CossiM, and remained a voluntary hostage, that his senior and others of his countryuen night be allowed to leave. Pabia, where by the Tyrants order he was 21urdere October ile 3 1763
AND B. AND J. WHITE, FLEET-STREET.
IN publishing any Collection of Writings, it has been fo general a custom to say something of their Author, that, although the necessity of this usage should not appear, it may be improper wholly to omit it.
It is certain, that the merit or the faults of an author are intrinsic; and no laboured panegyrics, or accidental circumstances, will probably do more than give the Ton to fashion for a short time, nor any severity of animadversion create a prejudice that will be lasting; but, without either, it may be agreeable to some readers to be told a few things relating to him, which are not to be found in his writings.
Introductory addresses, therefore, seem intended to bring the reader acquainted with the man, rather than