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i PREFACE.
. \\ie herewith submit our fourth issue of the Lexington Di-
  rectory. ln gathering the data for this Volume, the publishers have
*7 endeavored to make as complete and accurate a canvass for the
· _*_ information that was possible to be made. The failure to pro-
  duce a directory that is absolutely accurate does not rest with
  the publishers, The public in general is equally responsible. The
ll failure on the part of business men to give a small portion of
  their time to furnish the canvasser with a correct list of their
  employes, and also of a householder in permitting domestics
and others not competent to give the information. results in many
of the inaccuracies that are charged against a directory.
This volume of the Lexington Directory contains 19,903
names. Calculating the population upon the lowest basis used
i in any city. the multiple of 22E. the ppp,ulation of the city and
l t district adjoining is 49,763, ~ V ;.··' .. .9; _   .
Lexington has reached that point in her growth that an
l annual issue of the directory becomes a necessity. Hereafter the
animal issue of the directory will be made about Oct. Ist.
Respectfully,
TH}; Punmsuisas. V
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