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The pres

and religion, are dear to man.

ent state of the public mind seems to invite
this kind of publication. Within a few
years "a mighty army" in Europe and A-
merica, have risen in the spirit of DR.
WHEELOCK, to spread the gospel among
the heathen. The ministers of religion
by their influence, their writings, their
labors, have done much in the sacred
cause.
Merchants and other opulent

friends to the cause of the Redeemer,
have like Princes brought their silver
and gold to the treasury of the Lord.
Missionary Societies are incorporated;
Colleges, and Theological Seminaries are
founded; every considerable section of the
globe is now visited by the Heralds of the
Gospel; the darkest abodes of superstition
and idolatry are enlightened by the beams
of gospel grace. In such a day the Life of
DR. WHEELOCK appears, to encourage
congenial spirits, to give an additional im-
pulse to the public mind.

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A great part of the materials for this work were furnished by DR. JOHN WHEE LOCK, the successor of his Father in the Presidency of the College. No doubts concerning their authenticity can be enter tained. The frontispiece was procured at his expence. The collection of letters in the Appendix may not be the least instructive, or entertaining part of the volume. Those of DR. WHEELOCK exhibit his amiable temper and christian spirit without any disguise or coloring. The candid Reader will recollect, that they were generally written in a crowd of business, in great haste, and without any idea of their publication. That these Memoirs may prove favorable to the interests of science and religion, is the devout wish and prayer of the Compilers.

DAVID M'CLURE.

ELIJAH PARISH.

MEMOIRS

OF

DOCTOR
DOCTOR WHEELOCK.

SECTION I.

HIS ANCESTORS EDUCATION-SETTLEMENT AT LEBANON-
ITINERATIONS HIS COMPASSION TOWARDS
THE INDIANS.

THE biographies of great and good men are justly ranked among the most useful writings of historians or divines. In the life of a good man we see the practicability of human virtues, their rich consolations, their engaging beauties, their divine rewards. In the examples of a good man, we are demonstratively taught the folly and wickedness of those, who object against self government, strict morality and christian piety. We see scripture purity in real life. In the examples of a good man, we learn the reasonableness and propriety of commands, exhortations and threatenings, to deter men from wickedness. In the experience of a good man, we learn, that the integrity of the upright will preserve them, that the just man may live by his faith, that to him who hath, more shall be given, and he shall have abundance. Every good man is a witness for God, that revelation is true.—

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