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SIR JOHN LAIRD MAIR LAWRENCE, BARONET,
VICEROY AND GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF INDIA,
Your EXCELLENCY has been pleased to permit me to present the ‘Travels of a Hindoo' to the public under the auspices of your Excellency's name.
I have endeavoured in this work to give the impressions produced by a journey from Calcutta, as far as Delhi, upon the mind of one who is indebted for his education to the paternal government of the British in India ; and to whom can I with more propriety inscribe the humble fruits of that education than to the illustrious statesman who presides at the head of that government, and from whose eminent talents and wisdom the country has reaped many signal benefits ? That the ascendancy of British rule may long subsist in India to improve the condition of its population, and that your Excellency may long continue to exercise an influence over their welfare and happiness, is the earnest prayer of,