THE first series of Governor Perry's writings were published in book form in 1983--Reminiscences of Public Men. When that volume met with public favor, it was promised that a second one would be forthcoming. The entire edition of said Reminiscences having been exhausted, we now fulfil our promise, in issuing the second, as Sketches of Eminent American Statesmen.
The best evidence of a man's value in the world, and of his character, is given by those who have felt and seen his work, and known his life by direct observation of it and contact with him.
The author, Governor B. F. Perry, being now deceased, it has been thought well to publish with these Sketches, an outline-sketch of his noble and useful life, and a compilation of the expressions regarding him, evoked by his death, from the newspaper and leading men of his State, where he was most intimately known; from the Legislature, and from the Bar and Courts where he practised so many years.
Should this volume meet with equal favor, another will be published, containing a biography and copies from the private journal of the author.
HEXT M. PERRY, M. D.
Phila., Pa., June 14,1887.