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To M. Louis Blanc, Deputy for Paris.
MY DEAR M. Louis BLANC,
Permit me, in admiration of your genius and courage, and of the devotion of these unwaveringly through all the vicissitudes of your country to the principles of justice and liberty, to inscribe your name on the first page of this little work.
In doing so I add a brief explanation of the motives which have led me to prepare and to publish it.
Some time ago, when a vigorous arraignment of the English Monarchy by a Baronet and Member of Parliament had given fresh impulse to the Republican agitation in this country, I was conscious, as an American, of profound misgivings concerning certain features of the discussion which occurred. It was not that the Republican princi