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1776. One of the chief Promoters of Nat. Hist, and Botany. 3

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lieve it, proved fatal on the 11th of August, 1768, and deprived his family, his friends, and country of a man devoted to their interest and advantage. Inclosed in his will was found a paper, importing, “ that he hoped he should leave behind him a good name, which he valued more than riches; that he had endeavoured not to live uselessly; and that all his days he constantly aimed to be a friend to mankind.” Such indeed he was, to the utmost of his ability; and he may justly be considered as a latent spring to many important improvements, as well as one of the principal promoters of natural history in general, and of horticulture in particular, in the age in which he lived.

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