I desire to express my thanks here to Harper
& Brothers, of New York, for permission to use letters already published in the “Autobiography and correspondence of Lyman Beecher
I have availed myself freely of this permission in chapters i. and III.
In chapter XX.
I have given letters already published in the “Life of George Eliot
,” by Mr. Cross
; but in every instance I have copied from the original Mss. and not from the published work.
In conclusion, I desire to express my indebtedness to Mr. Kirk Munroe
, who has been my co-laborer in the work of compilation.