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Rev. BENJAMIN ABBOTT:
TO WHICH IS ANNEXED,
A NARRATIVE OF HIS
LIFE AND DEATH.
BY JOHN FFIRTH, Ese:
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright;
for the end of that man is peace. PSALM Xxxvii. 37.
THE UNITED STATES.
THE greater part of the following work was written many years after the occurrences took place; and as Mr. Abbott's memory could not precisely ascertain the exact time of the occurrences, they are consequently inserted without day or date. However, it is of no material consequence, whether an occurrence took place on a Monday or a Saturday; whether in May or December, or in what particular year; provided that the relation thereof be true, and the subjeet be calculated to improve the mind and to promote virtue and religion.
Could Mr. Abbott have given a relation of ever, d meeting, and all the particular occurrences, with 11:00 and date, it would have swelled the work far beyghwhat he designed or wished, and would have led life. to a detail of many thing's of no importance. He only wished to relate the most material circumstances and occurrences in his life, which he could perfectly recollect. The day and date not being mentioned, is, in the opinion of the compiler, of no disadvantage to the work.
Mr. Abbott, a short time before his death, put his manuscripts into the possession of the compiler, with a request, that he would arrange and revise them for publication : which he has endeavoured