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MRS. MARY FLETCHER,
CONSORT AND RELICT
THE REV. JOHN FLETCHER,
BY HENRY MOORE. :-
By faith-choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to
.. REVELATION, xiv. 4.
THE THIRD EDITION.
BY THOMAS CORDEUX, AGENT.
AND AT THE METHODIST PREACHING-HOUSES IN TOWN AND COUNTRY,
A SHORT time after I was appointed to the Birmingham District, the papers of the late Mrs. FLETCHER were put into my hands. I was informed, at the same time, that the venerable person whose life was recorded in them, had mentioned me as one that she wished should prepare and publish her papers ; and that an application to that effect would have been made to me before that time, but that the distance of my former appointment had prevented it; Mrs. FLETCHER having laid an injunction on her friend, to whom, by will, she had committed them, not to give them absolutely into the hands of any person whatsoever.
; i . ! I examined those papers with no common interest. They gave an account not only of the writer's own life, but, involved, in some respects, that of her admirable Husband. I was certain that those records were desired, and would be received, by the most pious in these kingdoms, not as a common religious Biography, but as the Record of an uncommon work of God, and that they would not be expected to fall short of any account which has