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A Christian is the “noblest work of God," the “highest style of man."

New York:
PUBLISHED BY CARLTON & PORTER,

200 MULBERRY-STREET.

1859.

1823

from the library of
Prof. A. P, PEABODY 82

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1859, by

CARLTON & PORTER,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of

New-York.

PRE FACE.

WHEN the subject of this memoir was suddenly taken away in the maturity of manhood, and in the very midst of his distinguished usefulness, it was to all who knew and loved him a strange, mysterious providence. While brooding over this cloud, so dark to earthly vision, a bright and beautiful retrospect of his life and character suddenly opened before us through its darkness, revealing so glorious a view of God's power and goodness that it came like a message from the Spirit, even the Holy Comforter: “Let this be faithfully portrayed and brought before the sight

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