The Caucasus

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IT might be out of place to trouble your readers with any lengthy discussion of the many difficulties and snares that beset the path of the transcriber of Caucasian place-names, and of the discrepancies to which they may easily give rise. Nor shall I ask you for space to defend, in any detail against your reviewer's strictures, my own system—or want of system—in dealing with Caucasian nomenclature. In so far as I may have deviated from the principles laid down by the Committee of the Royal Geographical Society, of which I was a member, and adopted by the British Admiralty, the Government of the United States, and other bodies, I am very ready to submit myself to expert criticism or correction.

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