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AUTHOR OF 'CONSTANTINOPLE IN 1828,' TURKEY AND ITS DESTINY,
THE HONBLE. MOUNTSTUART ELPHINSTONE.
MY DEAR SIR,
It was at Constantinople, and a quarter of a century ago, that I first met you, and had the honour of making an acquaintance which, to me, has been attended with inestimable advantages. I am not quite sure that you regard this Turkish question in precisely the same light as I do; but I take the opportunity of humbly showing my esteem, affection, and gratitude, by inscribing this little volume to you.
I am, my dear Sir,
Your devoted friend and servant,
CHARLES MAC FARLANE.
Canterbury, 14th September, 1853.