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AMDOVER THEOL SEMINARA i can
ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1844, by
LEAVITT, TROW & CO. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of
NOV 10 1905
J. F. TROW & CO., PRINTERS,
33 Ann-street, New-York.
IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
TO THOSE CHURCHES TO WHICH THE SUBJECT OF
MINISTERED AS A PASTOR.
It is probable that there is no class of writings which have proved more interesting and profitable, than religious biography; and this is the reason why works of this description are so abundant.
In looking over the list of those which have excited the most interest, we find thạt a great portion of them contain the history of men, who have filled a large space in the public eye, as distinguished for talents and piety, or as stationed on a field of labor, where their movements were attended by circumstances of peculiar interest. This volume does not claim to belong to this description. The subject of it was, indeed, a good man, and a faithful minister of Jesus Christ, but has neither occupied a distinguished position in public regard, nor has his field of labor, or the incidents of his life, presented any thing of peculiar interest to attract public notice.
But there is another class of biographical writings, which, though less striking in character and