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OF

THE LIFE AND MINISTRY

OF THE LATE

REV. THOMAS SPENCER,

OF

LIVERPOOL:

WITH

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING A SELECTION FROM HIS PAPERS, &c.

BY THOMAS RAFFLES,

HIS SUCCESSOR IN THE PASTORAL OFFICE.

Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring
forth.

Solomon.

How many fall as sudden, not as safe!

Young.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY CHARLES WILLIAMS.

1813.

NATHANIEL WILLIS...PRINTER

TO THE

CHURCH AND CONGREGATION

LATE UNDER THE PASTORAL CARE

OF THE

REV. THOMAS SPENCER,

THESE

MEMOIRS,

COMPILED AND PUBLISHED AT THEIR REQUEST,

AS A TESTIMONY TO THE WORLD

OF

THE ADMIRATION AND ESTEEM HIS GENIUS AND HIS PINTY

UNIVERSALLY INSPIRED;

AND AS

A GRATEFUL MEMORIAL OF HIS ACCEPTABLE LABOURS

AND

TRANSCENDENT EXCELLENCIES,

AS A MINISTER, AS A MAN, AND AS A CHRISTIAN,

ARE

RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,

BY THEIR AFFECTIONATE PASTOR AND SINCERE FRIEND,

THOMAS RAFFLES.

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