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Let the soul of Frienship be concentrated
in its purity in this book, and these pages
be decked with rare gems that will cheer
the hours of grief and care.

To simple wishes, holy thoughts
Conjoined with virtues whole -
To friendship with its high born hopes
Those jewels of the soul
To all which makes the mind elate
would I this volume dedicate

signed "L.S. / 27. Front St / Feb 16, 1842

"L.S." is likely "Lucy Smith" wife or
daughter of Christy Potter. Cristy was
brother of Hannah's mother Mary Segar Potter
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