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THE

LIFE

MRS. MARY FLETCHER,

CONSORT AND RELICT

THE REV. JOHN FLETCHER,
. . VICAR OF MADELEY,

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COMPILED FROM HER JOURNAL, is
AND OTHER AUTHENTIC DOCUMENTS.

BY HENRY MOORE. :-

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The end of the Commandment is Charity, out of a pure heart, and of a
good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.' 1 TIMOTHY, i. 5,

By faith-choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to
enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. HEBREWS, xi. 25.
These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.

.. REVELATION, xiv. 4.

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THE THIRD EDITION.

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LONDON :
Printed at the Conference-Office, '14, City-Road,

BY THOMAS CORDEUX, AGENT.
SOLD NY THOMAS BLANSHARD, 14, CITY-ROAD, AND 66, PATER-NOSTER-ROW;

AND AT THE METHODIST PREACHING-HOUSES IN TOWN AND COUNTRY,

1818.

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THE

PREFÁCE.

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

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