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“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth:
Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours;
and their works do follow them.” Rev. xiv. 13.

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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY GIFT OF FRIENDS' Li BRARY - PHILADELPHIA * F_4-, 1-, 14 as

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THRocGhout the different periods of our history, as a distinct religious Society, there has been amongst us a succession of dedicated followers of the Lord Jesus Christ; who, through the power and efficacy of Divine grace, have been enabled, by a humble and circumspect walking in the fear of God, to afford convincing evidence to those around them, that their's was “the victory that overcometh the world,” even that “faith which worketh by love,” “purifying the heart.”

The following pages contain memorials of some of these. Amongst the number here selected, the reader will find notices of individuals who were conspicuously engaged in advocating the cause of the blessed Redeemer; and the remembrance of them, and of their labours, is precious to many. Others, perhaps not less subjected to the sanctify. ing influence of the Spirit of Truth, were led in a more hidden path; and the fulness of their light did not diffuse itself, until the day was about to close, when the brightness of the Sun of righteousness shone around them, and gilded the dark “valley of the shadow of death.”

There is, in the economy of Divine grace, a great diversity of operation; yet all in harmony and infinite wisdom. And whatever may be the varied gifts, or the external circumstances which distinguish the disciples of a crucified Saviour, “It is

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THROUGHouT the different periods of our history, as a distinct religious Society, there has been amongst us a succession of dedicated followers of the Lord Jesus Christ; who, through the power and efficacy of Divine grace, have been enabled, by a humble and circumspect walking in the fear of God, to afford convincing evidence to those around them, that their's was “the victory that overcometh the world,” even that “faith which worketh by love,” “purifying the heart.”

The following pages contain memorials of some of these. Amongst the number here selected, the reader will find notices of individuals who were conspicuously engaged in advocating the cause of the blessed Redeemer; and the remembrance of them, and of their labours, is precious to many. Others, perhaps not less subjected to the sanctisying influence of the Spirit of Truth, were led in a more hidden path; and the fulness of their light did not diffuse itself, until the day was about to close, when the brightness of the Sun of righteousness shone around them, and gilded the dark “valley of the shadow of death.”

There is, in the economy of Divine grace, a great diversity of operation; yet all in harmony and infinite wisdom. And whatever may be the varied gifts, or the external circumstances which distinguish the disciples of a crucified Saviour, “It is

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