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A New Voyage to Carolina, containing the exact description and natural history of that country; together with the present state thereof; and a journal of a thousand miles, travel'd thro' several nations of Indians; giving a particular account of their cus by John Lawson
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To His Excellency
WILLIAM Lord CRAVEN, Palatine;
The most Noble, HENRY Duke of BEAUFORT;
The Right Hon-ble JOHN Lord CARTERET;
The Hon-ble MAURICE ASHLEY, Esq;

And the rest of the True and Absolute
of the
Province of Carolina in America.

My Lords,

As Debts of Gratitude ought most punctually to be paid, so, where the Debtor
is uncapable of Payment, Acknowledgments ought, at least, to be made.
I cannot, in the least, pretend to retaliate Your Lordships Favours to me,
but must farther intrude on that Goodness of which I have already had
so good Experience, by laying these Sheets at Your Lordships Feet,
where they beg Protection, as having nothing to recommend them, but Truth;
a Gift which every Author may be Master of, if he will.