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the aid of the Spirit of God, the doctrines and pre-
cepts of Scripture, as illustrated in the life of a
faithful servant of God.

Coveting earnestly the largest portion of the
blessing of the God of ABRAHAM upon this most
feeble instrument of good, and desiring to be con-
tent with the smallest portion of human approba-
tion which may be awarded to it, the Author com-
mits his little volume to the press, with many pray-
ers for the spiritual benefit of those into whose
hands it may fall, and for the advancement of the
glory of that Saviour whom he would desire to


Chelsea, May 1831.


GENESIS xii. 7, 8.

The Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed

will I give this land ; and there builded he an altar unto the

Lord, who appeared unto him. And he removed from thence

unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent,

having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there

he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon

the name

of the Lord.

The Lord appears to Abram at Sichem-Abram builds an

altar to the Lord, and calls upon the name of the Lord 31


GENESIS xiii. 2.

And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in


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