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THE

NARRATIVE

PELEAZER SHERMAN, .

GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF

HIS LIFE, EXPERIENCE, CALL TO THE MINISTRY OF THE

GOSPEL, AND TRAVELS AS SUCH TO THE

PRESENT TIME.

THREE VOLUMES IN ONE.

VOLUME I.

Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what
he has done for iny soul.-Psalm lxvi. 16.

PROVIDENCE:
H. H. BRO W N.....PRINTER.

1832.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

BOUGHT FRON
DUPLICATE MONEY
AUG 15 1940

MIDDLEBOROUGH JULY 23, 18. This may certify, to all whom it may concern, that ELEAZER SHERMAN was received as a member into the Christian Church in Middleborough, September 5, 1815, and retains a good standing, has been a useful member to the present time, and in meetings has improved his gift to the good of those present, and in many places to the conviction of many.

Signed in behalf of the Church.

• ABIEL NELSON, Clerk.

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1832,
·

By ELEAZER SHERMAN,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Rhode Island.

TO THE PUBLIC.

My reasons for publishing this Narrative are, that I have felt it my duty, believ

ing it will be for the good of others, and a .: benefit to me, as I expect to travel. The

small profits I may make on the work, will pay a part of my expenses, as no one can travel and preach the gospel without being at considerable expense, and I have a wife and three children to support, and if I have not the means of supporting them as well as myself, I shall be in the way of my duty to ·

stop travelling, and labor some other way « for my support. All I ask from any one for my assistance, as I travel, is for them to do their duty before God, and they will be rewarded in the coming world, as the Savior has said, If you give a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, you shall. not lose your reward. It is now over seventeen years since I first began to labor in God's vineyard, and those that read the

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