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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1887, by
GEO. I. NOWITZKY, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.
RALEIGH, N. C.
In writing this book I have endeavored to comply with the following rules:
FIRST. In describing places of interest and noted or public buildings, to write of them only as they exist. It is true that some buildings devoted to business, on account of striking architectural features, had to be described, and, as a consequence, are described; but I guarantee that none of the misleading puffery will be found in this little effort which, unfortunately, accompany many of the guides to other cities, and makes them a source of ridicule in place of desired information.
SECOND. In writing up historical events, to narrate them as they occurred, using only facts gleaned from indisputed authority.
THIRD. Not to permit the promise of reward, in the form of advertising patronage, to control or in any way interfere with my views or descriptions. This accounts for the absence of a number of advertisements which are usually loudest in other publications. No puffs were promised; in fact, it was stipulated that none must be expected.
And last, not to solicit any advertisements from the designers of any of the
This is the reason that Norfolk's worthy representatives of a profession whose great service to mankind can be traced back further than medicine or the law are not to be found in the professional directory; and I can further solemnly assert that I am not