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OF

EMINENT PHILADELPHIANS,

NOW DECEASED.

COLLECTED

FROM ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC SOURCES,

BY

HENRY SIMPSON,

MEMBER OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENXSYLVANIA.

“Though fame is smoke,
Its fumes are frankincense to human thought."

BYRON.

ILLUSTRATED WITH FORTY-FOUR FINE ENGRAVINGS.

PHILADELPHIA:

WILLIAM BROTHERHEAD,

NO. 213 SOUTH EIGUTH STREET.

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BY HENRY SIMPSON,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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HORACE BINNEY, ESQ.,

The accomplished Scholar; the distinguished Lawyer; the profound Civilian; the courteous Gentleman; the patriotic Citizen, and

the Eminent Philadelphian;

CHIS VOLUME, which contains some record of those who in former times were aliłce true men and Eminent Philadelphians, and of whose virtues

and civic services he is the worthiest living representative;

IS DEDICATED, with sentiments of respect, esteem, and admiration, by his very obedient servant,

THE AUTHOR

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