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P R E F A C E.

EXPECTING very shortly to have all my
springs of action examined at the tribunal of
an impartial Judge, I do not hesitate to profess,
that I have undertaken this office, of giving a
faithful representation of my dear departed
Brother's life, not under the influence of any
wish to display my skill as a writer of biogra-
phy, nor yet to appear as a critic on his
publications; but with the hope of promoting
pure and undefiled religion, founded on truly
scriptural and evangelical principles : and also
with a desire of securing to the family of my
beloved friend, the profits which may result
from laying this sketch of his history before the
public.

Had I been able to persuade any one who
could do more justice to his character, to have
andertaken the service, I would have gladly

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