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REV. MAXWELL PIERSON GADDIS,
AUTHOR OP "FOOT PRINTS OP AN ITINERANT, "SACRED
"I WORK FOR 00 D AND GOOD."
PUBLISHED BY SWORMSTEDT & POE.
FOR THE AUTHOR.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858,
STEREOTYPED BY JOHN K. GERHARD,
At the Religious Telescope Office, Dayton, 0.
My first attempt at authorship was "The Foot Prints of An Itinerant," an autobiographical work which was issued in the fall of 1855. It contained so many family and personal reminiscences, that at the time of composing it, I had not even conceived the idea of giving it to the public during my life-time.
I yielded, however, to the wishes of kind friends in whose judgment I had the greatest confidence, so far as to change my original design, and to superintend its publication myself. In this way I was providentially led, as I now believe, to a resort to the pen—and to look to the profits arising from my literary labors for a livelihood. And thus far I have had no cause to complain that my humble efforts have not been appreciated by the church and a generous public. The aggregate number of volumes already issued, of the "Offering," "Foot Prints," "Sacred Hour" and "Brief Kecollections," amount to "twenty-five Thousand."