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Come and hear, all ye that fear God...... and I will declare what he

hath done for my soul......Psalms, lxvi. 16.
We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen.

John, iii. 11.

LOWELL, MASS.

PUBLISHED BY N. THURSTON & A. WATSON.

TADOLXICAL LIBRARY
CAMBRIDGE, MASS.
H69.055

19HS

Power press of L. Huntress....Central st., Lowell, Ms.

BX
6495
.C 65

A 3
1838

PREFACE.

TO THE READER.

When I first began to keep a Journal of my Life and Travels, I had no intention of publishing a scroll of it in my life time. But, when I had travelled several years, and had seen many hundreds of souls converted to God, I thought it a duty which I owed to Him, and his people, to publish a bricf account of the wonderful manifestations of bis goodness, and displays of his power, both to myself and others : fearing, if I did not put these things to the press myself, they might, like some other valuable writings of this nature, be neglected and never be published. And being strongly Bolicted by many of the lovers of Jesus, of different denominations, I prepared this first volume for the press, which contains a brief account of the first twenty-seven years, (lacking a few months) of my life.-In giving this account, I have endeavored to make use of words easy to be understood, and to avoid all exaggeration ; and have labored to represent those things which I have seen and heard, as they appeared to me at the time.

I have sometimes found it necessary, in great reformations, &c. to mention the particulars from day to day; while at other times, I have passed over months and years, with very few remarks.

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