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TO OUR READERS.

The peculiar position in which we are placed, will doubtless supersede the necessity of our making to you any formal bow, and authorize our coming at once to terms of familiarity. Yet, should there be any who would deem such a course uncourteous, or who would prefer a more fashionable introduction, let them dismiss their complaints and be quiet, as our Treasurer has already been instructed to call upon them at the earliest practicable moment, and obtain some favorable expression of their regard.

Without more ado, then, we at once give you, one and all, a hearty greeting, and say to you, be of good cheer. Be kind, too, and considerate—be generous, and expect not too much from those to whom you have intrusted the charge of your Magazine ; and in return, be assured that whatever care and labor can accomplish, that you shall have at our hands. To sustain, however, the position which a prosperous existence of near eleven years has given to our "Maga,” it will be necessary that you yourselves add a warm and energetic support. Your own interests are involved and demand it of you, as the reputation of the Magazine is inseparably connected with that of its patrons, and even should no other motive prompt, yet the fond associations that cluster around this, the only bequest of those who have preceded us, call for thus much of your sympathy. Wend along with us, then, gaily and cheerily, through the rich fields of Fancy, or enter the recesses of sober

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TO OUR READERS.

Tue peculiar position in which we are placed, will doubtless supersede the necessity of our making to you any formal bow, and authorize our coming at once to terms of familiarity. Yet, should there be any who would deem such a course uncourteous, or who would prefer a more fashionable introduction, let them dismiss their complaints and be quiet, as our Treasurer has already been instructed to call upon them at the earliest practicable moment, and obtain some favorable expression of their regard.

Without more ado, then, we at once give you, one and all, a hearty greeting, and say to you, be of good cheer. Be kind, too, and considerate—be generous, and expect not too much from those to whom you have intrusted the charge of your Magazine; and in return, be assured that whatever care and labor can accomplish, that you shall have at our hands. To sustain, however, the position which a prosperous existence of near eleven years has given to our “ Maga,” it will be necessary that you yourselves add a warm and energetic support. Your own interests are involved and demand it of you, as the reputation of the Magazine is inseparably connected with that of its patrons, and even should no other motive prompt, yet the fond associations that cluster around this, the only bequest of those who have preceded us, call for thus much of your sympathy. Wend along with us, then, gaily and cheerily, through the rich fields of Fancy, or enter the recesses of sober

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