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REV. BENJAMIN ALLEN,
LATE RECTOR OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, PHILADELPHIA.
BY HIS BROTHER,
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
THE FUNERAL SERMON
DELIVERED IN ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE
DEATH OF MR. ALLEN, BY
THE REV. GREGORY T. BEDELL, D. D.
ALSO, THE HISTORY OF THE
BIBLE CLASSES OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCH,
for the benefit of his Family.
William Stavely, Printer.
4338 ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUN TIONG
Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the nineteenth day of De. (L S.] cember, anno domini one thousand eight hundred and
thirty-one, THOMAS G. ALLEN, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the Title of a Book, the title of which is in the words following, to wit:
“Memoir of the Rev. Benjamin Allen, late Rector of St. Paul's Church, Philadelphia. By his brother, the Rev. Thomas G. Allen. To which is added, the Funeral Sermon delivered in St. Paul's Church, for the improvement of the death of Mr. Allen, by the Rev. Gregory T. Bedell, D. D. Also, the History of the Bible Classes of St. Paul's Church, which was written by Mr. Allen in England, and there published since his death, for the benefit of his family," the right whereof he claims as Author.
In conformity with an Act of Congress, entitled, “ An Act to amend the several Acts respecting copy.rights."
Clerk of the District.
DUP. EXCHANGE 2 AUG. 1905
Soon after I received the painful intelligence of the death of my beloved and only brother, the importance of presenting to the world some account of the incidents of his eventful life, was impressed upon my mind. I therefore resolved immediately to engage in collecting materials. But this work was much delayed by the information from one of his friends, that my brother had already prepared a memoir of his own history. Not finding, as we fondly hoped, this important document among his papers which were returned to us, I immediately wrote to his friends in England, presuming that by some means it was left behind. The answers received were unfavourable. Thus disappointed, I had, after much delay, almost abandoned my design, other difficulties also presenting. Finally, from the peculiar circumstances of my situation, which appeared to invite me to the work and labour of love, I have again determined, by the blessing of my Heavenly Father, to proceed, even should the facts thus thrown together, go no farther than the circle of intimate friends. I feel the difficulty and the responsibility of the work, and I would con. tinually look to our gracious God, that he would so influ