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CHARACTERS AND Works of Noble Men,
OLD SCENES AND MERRY TIMES
Or Long, Long Ago.
REV. JOHN BURGESS, M. D.,
AUTHOR OF "SERMONS ON PRACTICAL DUTIES
AND A PAMPHLET OF SERMONS.
FOR THE AUTHOR.
By the Grace of God, I Dedicate this Book,
FIRST. To my distinguished brother in Christ, my first colleague in the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in the North Ohio Conference, Rev. Bishop
W. L. Harris, D. D., L.L. D.
SECOND. To my oldest and beloved brother, Rev. Oliver Burgess, hose early Christian life and ministry pointed me to the
Lamb of God, the only Sacrifice for Sin.
THIRD. To my honored parents, Wm. Pitt and Lydia G. Burgess, whose unsullied characters and wise counsels were my life directory: and who are now in heaven,
waiting my coming.
FOURTH. To Mrs. Louisa Bristow, Mrs. Sarah W. Reineck, Miss Ruth Eleanor Burgess, Wm. T. Burgess, and Leonidas Hamline Burgess, my sisters and brothers
FIFTH. To the Members of the lowa Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, called of God the Father, commis.. sioned by the Son, and qualified by the Holy Ghost to preach the everlasting Gospel.