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A MEMOIR OF
MISS ELIZABETH TATTON.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
SOME INSTANCES OF DIVINE GRACE IN THE ARMY.
OCTAVIUS WINSLOW, D.D.
“Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget
THIS VOLUME IS INSCRIBED,
AS A SMALL THOUGH SINCERE EXPRESSION
DEEP AND GRATEFUL AFFECTION
AN AFFECTION WHICH GRACE HAS SANCTIFIED, AND
WHICH ETERNITY WILL PERPETUATE
FONDLY ATTACHED BROTHER,
It is with some diffidence, yet not without hope of its favourable acceptance, that the Author presents to the military and naval circle, chiefly, the following unpretending little volume. It derives its claims to their perusal less from any literary merit of its own, than from the interesting character and the instructive piety of its subject. It is the record of no military chieftain of daring prowess, and of brilliant exploitof no warrior, the hero of an hundred battles, and connected with the exciting incidents of a long and a splendid campaign—but rather, the simple recollections of a young female, claiming no higher rank in the service than an “Officer's Daughter,” and disappearing from the scenes and associations of earth with scarcely eighteen summers' radiance upon her head.
And yet, retiring as was her life, and unaffected and brief as is its history, the few events with which that