Says history: "Of these Irvines of Bonshaw are the most part of the Scotch Irvines de- scended, and those of Ireland in a very fiear line." (Dr.

" to-morrow, I might mount and ride; but not to the cannon's mouth.

373, and ever since that time they have fought, and many have fallen, on all the battle fields of the world.

William Erwin, born in Painted Post, June 11, 1813; 23.

I have crossed the ocean and visited Scotland, Ireland, and England, to gather data to make my history as comprehensive as possible.

If my book pleases you, then my hopes will have found fruition.

It may be warped by strong winds, or increased in size by the rich nourishment of its new home, but it will still bear the unmistakable marks of its ancestors, and wounds, if one handle it too roughly.

The same courage and strength of mind that the ancestors of the Irvines of the old country displayed on many a battlefield have been repeated by their descendants in this new land.

The same ability in literature, statesmanship, and theology, that characterized many an Irvine of the old country, has distinguished the Irvines of America.

THE IRVINES AND THEIR KIN REVISED BY THE AUTHOR IN SCOTLAND, IRELAND AND ENGLAND A HISTORY OF THE IRVINE FAMILY AND THEIR DESCENDANTS.

I hope the Irvines who read this history will understand that the titled Irvines are not of more distinguished descent than those of the Clan who bear the same name.

ALSO SHORT SKETCHES OF THEIR KINDRED, THE CAR- LISLES, MCDOWELLS, JOHNSTONS, MAXWELLS, GAULTS, Mcelroys, etc., from a.