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Matchett's Baltimore Director for 1829
Volume 524, Preface 28   View pdf image (33K)
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is no rule for spelling person' names) and if a name is not
spelt correctly when they are arranged alphabetically,
the name thus erroneously spelt will be put in the wrong
place, where a reader will not think of looking for it, and
Will conclude when he does not find it in its proper place,
that it is not in the book; and the name of a public man is
as liable to be omitted as that of an obscure one; when it
it known that many names pronounced alike, are spelt
quite differently, viz: Abot or Abbott, Aiken or Aitkin,
Bayly, Bailey, Bear, Baer, Bauer, Cain, Kain, Carr, Kerr,
Davis, Davies, Eagleston, Eggleston, Foster, Fowler,
German, Jerman, Hewes, Hughes, Isler, Iler, Johnson,
Johnston, Cane, Cain, Lawrence, Laurence, Matchett, Ma-
ehct, Neal, Neil, O'Laughlin, O'Laughlen, Pearce, Pierce,
Qusick, Quisick, Riley, Reilly, Sanders, Saunders, Thomp-
son, Tomsen, Uhler, Euler, Varden, Virden, Wulff, Wolf
Yeates, Yates, Ziegler, Sigler, X being the only letter
that does not furnish names pronounced alike and spelt
differently; in fact, almost every name used, will admit
of a difference in Orthography.

Considering the magnitude of the undertaking, and plac-
ing all these considerations in view, who but will say, it is
astonishing the work is so complete! And how silly or ma-
lignant it is to bore us with the vulgar objections common
to such people.

We return thanks to many liberal patrons for their en-
couragement of the present edition, by their names as sub-
scribers. We take pleasure in using our best efforts to

satisfy honourable, reasonable men, who do not expect
impossibilities, who are disposed to give credit when it is
due, and justly pay the value for what they receive. Com-
plaints and objections have, however, been mostly made
by persons whom the work has not cost one cent.
By each subscriber marking such corrections as he may

see necessary on the blank leaves inserted in the latter
end of the work for that purpose, which will be deliver-

ed gratis to each subscriber in a supplement, on 1st Au-
gest, we think no just cause of complaint can exist.


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