Green's St. Louis directory :

again in the way. The best evidence of your approval will be in the
manifestationo f a spirit of competition and monopoly among yourselves,
who, of you all, shall become possessed of a copy of this, my dedication of
the result of my labors—which, as Alexander bequeathed his empire, so
I dedicated, "To The Most Worthy;" and who are the most worthy, I leave
to every man to judge for himself.

The Compiler