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OF THE

LIFE OF THE REV. JOHN MURRAY;

LATE

1

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 AMERICA.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

A BRIEF CONTINUATION,

TO THE CLOSING SCENE.

BY A FRIEND.

To Christian Friends this Volume makes appeal ;
FRIENDS are indulgent....CHRISTIAN FRIENDS CAN FEEL.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY MUNROE AND FRANCIS,

NO. 4, CORNHILL.

1816.

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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 MURRAY, of the said district, has seposited in this office the Tıtle 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 writers infancy, and are extended to some years after the commencement of his public labours in America. To which is added a brief Continuation, to the closing scene. By a Friend.

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, ny securing tre 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 the Arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other Prints.”

WILLIAM S. SHAW,

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CLERK OF THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS.

THE
HE 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 ORDAINED 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 deaf ear 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"

BOSTON, MAY 2, 1816.

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