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PHILADELPHIA:
PRINTED AND SOLD BY KIMBER, CONRAD, & CO.

NO. 93, MARKET STREET,
AND NO. 170, SOUTH SECOND STREET.

CLSRARY 103634

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PREFACE,

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 Sarah Stephenson is removed, and the memoirs about to be made publice. The other motive is to give also a few bints 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 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 inward revelation of the divine will.] Conducive to this is that waiting on the Most High, to which be

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