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TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

LORD VISCOUNT PALMERSTON;

THESE PAGES ARE RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

BY HIS LORDSHIP's

MOST OBEDIENT AND MOST HUMBLE SERVANT,

THE AUTHOR.

INTRODUCTION.

The present work was undertaken in consequence of the following circular:

PRIZE ESSAY.

The Committee of “the Society for the Promotion of Permanent and Universal Peace,” offer a prize of

ONE HUNDRED GUINEAS

for the best essay, and another of Twenty Guineas for the second best essay, on the following subjects :

First-To show that War, under all circumstances, is inconsistent with the precepts of the Gospel, and the spirit of the Christian Dispensation.

Second—To point out the duties of Magistrates and Peace Officers in cases of Tumults, Insurrections and

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