Sir John Henniker, Bart.
OF NEWTON HALL AND STRATFORD HOUSE, IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX.
I SHOULD be shamefully deficient in the due respect
I owe you, as well as gratitude, a sentiment which I hope
will ever be a stranger to my heart, did I not embrace
this opportunity of publicly acknowledging both.—The encouragement you have so liberally given to my
History of a County, where the family of Henniker
have so long resided, and over which your property so
widely extends, from the earliest period of its publication, and the continual favours you have conferred on me
during the course of it, cannot but be deeply imprinted
on my mind. Condescend, Sir, to confer on me the
additional favor of accepting the Dedication of this
Volume now offered to your patronage as a mark of
that most perfect esteem and respect with which I
Your most obliged,
And most obedient
AUGUST 15, 1797.