A Dissertation on the Nature and Character of the Chinese System of Writing

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in a letter to John Vaughan, esq.
by Peter S. Du Ponceau, LL.D.,
President of the American Philosophical Society, of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and of the Athenæum of Philadelphia; Corresponding Member of the Institute of France, &c. &c.
To which are subjoined,
A Vocabulary of the Cochinchinese Language,
By Father Joseph Morrone, R. C. Missionary at Saigon,
With references to plates, containing the characters belonging to each word, and with notes, showing the degree of affinity existing between the Chinese and Cochinchinese language, and the use they respectively make of their common system of writing,
By M. De La Palun,
Late Consul of France at Richmond in Virginia;
and
A Cochinchinese and Latin Dictionary,
In use among the R. C. Missions in Cochinchina.