Editor’s Note

Last updated on March 8th, 2020 at 01:19 am

The editor has endeavored to provide the transcriptions herein as accurate depictions of the spelling, misspelling, grammar and prose of each original artifact, so that original practice and then-common usage is reflected in the transcriptions.

However, the editor has had to apply an extensive amount of judgement and interpretation of the content of the original artifacts. In the event, some marks on the original artifacts may or may not be punctuation marks; they may be the result of dirt or smudges in the original.

Reader discretion is advised.