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A MEMBER OF THE PENNSYLVANIA BAR; AUTHOR OF “LEAVES
IN AN EAGLE'S NEST."
"Sir, do all you can to combat the error into which my commissioners
9 BOSWORTH STREET.
To the Members of the Seybert Commission, whose profound researches into the mysteries of Modern Spiritualism; whose scientific investigation with hand-mirrors, printer's ink and flypaper; whose “thorough and impartial investigation of all systems of morals, religion or philosophy which assume to represent the truth, and particularly of Modern Spiritualism” (so apparent in their Report as to cover them with undying fame, and transmit their names in a halo of glory to the remotest ages of the future); whose keen wit and satire (so appropriately applied, and which for brilliancy will forever rival that of Scott's noted character in Ivanhoe, “ Wamba, the son of Witless, the son of Weatherbrains, who was the son of an alderman"); whose patient labor given in the performance of their arduous duties, without hope of reward, save that which by nature's inevitable laws always follows the acts of the good and the great, have so effectually settled all questions referred to them, and so clearly exposed the fraud and folly of the religious belief of twenty millions of their fellow-men- and whose receipt for making an important product from the gooseberry has been given to the world :-— as a mark of unbounded esteem and admiration, this Review is most respectfully dedicated by the