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Excerpt from A Short Sketch of the Lives of Francis and William Light, the Founders of Penang and Adelaide: With Extra From Their Journals The two sketch lives of the founders of Penang and Adelaide have been written to meet a want. There existed no accessible outline of the life of Captain Francis Light; and the accounts of Colonel William Light in the "Dictionary of National Biography" and the Australian biographies are unavoidably curtailed. It is with that reason these lives have been the subject of my study. The materials for them were difficult of access, and (when all is told) meagre and imperfect. Still, it has given me much pleasure to put them together, in the hope that the result may justify its existence, as an account of two Empire Builders. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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