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JOSHUA NA

DANFORTH.

“ I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.”_PAUL.
“ Virginia gave him birth ; Columbia a home; New England a grave; Heaven

an everlasting rest.”—Monumental inscription.

HARTFORD.

DANIEL BURGESS AND CO.,

NEW YORK.
JOHN S. TAYLOR.

1837.

Entered

according to Act of Congress, in the year 1837, by

DANIEL BURGESS AND CO.

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Connecticut.

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4-29-1932

CHAPTER I.

PAGE
Walton's birth-Character of his father-Examples set him-Dancing-Sent
to School-Narrow escapes—The old colored woman–Anecdote Bunyan-
Attends family prayer for the first time-Sent to school at Moorefield-An absurd
maxim-A singular attack of illness-His rapid improvement-Interposition of
Providence-Enters on a new scene In the midst of a host of temptations-Influ-
ence of female society-The grace of God preserves him-Hears his first sermon
in his sixteenth year-An expedient for improvement-Leaves Frankfort for Win-
chester.

13-24

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CHAPTER VI.

Invitation from Baltimore-Visits that city-State of the congregation-Great
loss of property-Prayer answered—Arrives in Baltimore-Subject of baptism-
Health impaired-Advantage of trials—Payson's distress-Singular remark—The
dawn of light-Importance of exertion-Effort among the young-Preaches on
the subject of a revival-Attacked with bleeding at the lungs—Solemn reflections
at church-Visit to Virginia-State of mind-Excellent effects of parochial vis-
itation-Nothing can be substituted for it-Hervey's dying confession—The case
of a reprobate-Stubborn sinners-Lost sinners—Twenty-two families visited
The fugitive-Awakened sinners-Mr. Nettleton's views-Remark of Whitefield
-Walton's Narrative of the revival-Singular case of conviction-Admissions
to the church-Description of exercises—Continuation of experience—A new way
of keeping Christmas-Two interesting cases of conviction-Trials—Threatened
with a prosecution-Contention of Church members—Remarkable case of an old
man who was converted-The means of his conversion-A backslider in distress.

90—117

CHAPTER VII.

Celebration of the New Year-Reflections and resolutions-Difficulties in the

congregation-His efforts to restore peace and harmony-Power of conscience-

Visit to Winchester-Successful Jabors there--The case of the hostler-Letter

from Dr. Beecher-The claims of God on the sinner-Plan of a manual labor Sem-

inary-Threatened with a flogging—Faithful in discipline-Leaves Baltimore-

Arrives in Charlestown, Virginia--Attacked with disease-Surgical operation-

Conversions-Renewal of covenant-Formation of an Education Society-Sin-

gular instance of the effect of his preaching-Different kinds of preaching-Char-

acter of the ministry in the United States—Times of trial would develope it-The

minister who preached the truth to Gen. Jackson and Mr. Van Buren-Henry

VIII. and Hugh Latimer.

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CHAPTER IX.

Benefits of prayer--Growing in grace-Grows in ministerial power-Antidote
to melancholy-Solicitude for the cause of Christ-Conversion of a youth—Jour-
ney to the north-Memoir of Margaret Ann-Repeated editions of his Narrative-

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