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QUARDIAN & REVIEW.
“PROVE ALL THINGS: HOLD FAST THAT WHICH IS GOOD."
Southern District of Now-York, ss.
year of the Independence of the United States of America, James Eastburn & Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit:
“ The Evangelical Guardian and Review.
“ To the law and to the testimony."
EDWARD TRENOR, Assistant Clerk.
BRIEF MEMOIRS OF MRS. MARGARET formance of duty, among all who
desire to be “ followers of them
who through faith and patience THE lives and even the names inherit the promises.” of many, who'occupied important
The subject of the present mestations in the Church of God, in moir, in the words of one who our land, and fulfilled the duties was not merely related to her, of those stations with distinguished
but knew her well, was reputation and usefulness, are ra- tinguished character, and one of pidly passing into oblivion. We the best of women. feel it to be both a duty and pri- ful witnesses for God, and remem
justly be enrolled among the faithvilege, so far as we shall be enabled, to furnish our readers, from bered as a signal trophy of the time to time, with biographical power and prevalence of grace.” sketches of a few, whom we
Mrs. Margaret Livingston was either personally knew, or whose the only child of Colonel Henry
Beekman, a very respectable and memory we have been taught to revere from our earliest
opulent gentleman of this state,
years. These sketches will necessarily of trust and honour, and died with
who sustained many public offices be imperfect, from the scantiness of materials to form them; for the
an unblemished character, at the subjects have left little, some
advanced age of nearly ninety nothing, in writing of their sor.
She was born in the year 1724, rowing companions, but few are
at Rhinebeck Flatts, in Dutchess left, and they, in the wane of years, find it difficult to recollect county, the place of her father's more than a few leading facts in residence. The house, which is their history. On their charac- still standing, is pleasantly situater, however, they can dilate with ted on Hudson's river, opposite to sufficient minuteness to enable the Kingston landing-place. us, to whom they have commu
At an early period* she was nicated their information, to un
connected in marriage with Rofold the bright examples of their also an only child. As his ances
bert R. Livingston, Esq. who was friends to the encouragement of faith in the promises of God, and
* Somewhere about the 20th or 21st year the instruction for the right per- of her age.