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Southern District of New York, ss.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the eleventh day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, in the fiftyfourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Sumner L. Fairfield, of the said District, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as Author, in the words following, to wit: "Abaddon, the Spirit of Destruction, and other Poems. By Sumner L. Fairfield."
In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, “An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned." And also to an Act, entitled "An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefit thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
FRED. J. BETTS,
Clerk of the Southern District of New York.
TO FITZ GREEN HALLECK, Esq.,
As the highest and purest evidence which a poet can offer of his admiration of Genius united to purity of heart, and great poetic excellence to devoted habits of business, with profound respect for virtue and ability, and the varied accomplishments of the scholar and the gentleman,
This Poem is Dedicated by