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LIFE OF THE REV. JOHN MURRAY ;
sENIoR PASToR of THE UNIVERSALISTs, congregATED IN BOSTON,
WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.
THE RECORDs contAIN ANECDoTEs of THE writeR’s INFANCY, AND ARE
HIS PUBLIC LABOURS IN AMERICA.
To which Is ADDED,
TO THE CLOSING - SCENE.
BY A FRIEND.
To Christian Friends this Volume makes appeal;
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS : To WIT :
District Clerk’s Office.
BE it remembered, that on the sixth day of May, A.D. 1816, in the fortieth year of the Independence of the United States of America, JUDITH SARGENT MURRA Y, of the said district, has eposited in this office the Title of a Book, the right whereof she claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
“ Records of the Life of the Rev. JOHN MURRAY ; late minister of the Reconciliation, and senior pastor of the Universalists, congregated in Boston. Written by himself. The records contain Anecdotes of the writer's infancy, and are extended to some years after the commencement of his public labours in so To which is added a brief Continuation, to the closing scene. By a tienol. * To Christian Friends this Volume makes appeal; FRIENDs are indulgent....CHRISTIAN FRIENDs can FEEL.”
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “An Act for the Encouragement of learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned.” And also to the Act, entitled “An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled “An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, vy securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the time therein mentioned,” and extending the Benefits thereof to tie Arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other Prints.”
WILLIAM S. SHAW, * clerk of the district of Massachusetts.
The pages, which compose the Volume now presented to the public, were originally designed only for the eye of a tender and beloved friend. They were written at the earnest request of one, to whom the Author was endeared by many years of intimate friendship, and still more by those divine and soul-soothing tenets, of which it was his distinguished lot to be ord AINEd the Promulgator. For those who, like this individual, have dwelt with rapture upon the blessed assurance of the boundless and enduring love of a redeeming God, as powerfully exhibited by those lips which rarely opened but to expatiate upon the glad tidings which was the theme of the angelic song : For those, who loved the philanthropic, the inspired Preacher, for the sake of the glorious inspiration; these sheets will possess the strongest, and most important interest: To such, and to such only, they are addressed. It is in compliance with their solicitations that they are sent into the world, and it is not even expected that those who turned a deafear to his consolatory message, and who knew not the powers of his mighty mind, or the pure, and exalted benevolence of his heart, will have any interest in inquiring, “What manner of
man was he who told these things, nor what spirit he was of 2*