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OF THE

LIFE,

AND TRAVELS,

IN THE SERVICE OF THE GOSPEL,

OF

SARAH STEPHENSON.

Joseph Gurnay Bini

PHILADELPHIA:
PRINTED AND SOLD BY KIMBER, CONRAD, ECO.
SOLD ALSO BY BENJAMIN AND THOMAS KITE,

AND JAMES P. PARKE.

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PREFACE.

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THE editor of the following memoirs had nearly: concluded to present them to the reader without any preface; but two reasons operate to induce him to prefix one.

One is the wish of a dear and very intimate friend of the deceased, who knew her better than most persons when she was here ; and who feels a few hints, respecting her and her

memoirs, somewhat incumbent on her to give, now 1 Sarah Stephenson is removed, and the memoirs about to be made public. The other motive is to give also a few hints of the editor's share in the compilation. To begin with the first, and chiefly in the words of the friend

It seems desirable that the following accounts, left by Sarah Stephenson, of her life and religious

engagements, by showing the sufficiency of that i grace, by which she was what she was, may tend + to the encouragement of others to walk by the same

rule, and to mind the same thing (namely the in

ward revelation of the divine will.] Conducive to this is that waiting on the Most High, to which be

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