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MEMOIRS

OF

MRS. ABIGAIL EAMES,

WIFE OF THOMAS EAMES.

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« They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament."

Daniel xii, 3.

* The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance."

Psalm cxii, 6.

New-Xort,

PUBLISHED BY THOMAS EAMES.

4. Hoyt, Printer.

1826.

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Southern District of New York, ss. (L. S.BE

E IT REMEMBERED, That on the seventh day of November, A. D.

1826, in the fifty-first year of the Iudependence of the United States of America, Thomas Eames, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

"Memoirs of Mrs. Abigail Eames, wife of Thomas Eames. They that be wise "shall shine as the brightness of the firnament. Daniel xii, 3. "The righteous “shall be in everlasting remembrance.' Psalm cxii, 6."

In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled “Ar Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, aud books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned.” And also to an Act, entitled “ An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.” JAMES DILL,

Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.

PREFACE.

BIOGRAPHICAL Sketches of persons eminent for true piety, who have fought the good fight of faith, and finished their course in the possession of a well grounded hope of a blissful immortality, are peculiarly encouraging to those who are either just entering the way to life, or have made some progress therein ; and especially to such as find themselves in a similar situation, and exercised in a similar manner.

The subject of the following Memoir, as will be seen by the perusal of the ensuing pages, after being awakened to a sense of her lost condition, was long and severely exercised previous to her obtaining an evidence of justification through the atoning blood. While an unwillingness to forsake all for Christ undoubtedly was the grand obstacle, it is conceived that the want of a correct view of the Scriptural doctrine of grace and salvation, full and free, and truly possible to all, greatly contributed to hinder that coming to Christ, and living faith in him, which is indispensably needful in order to the obtaining pardon and acceptance with God. To know the truth, and embrace it in the love of it, is the way of true peace ; while error leads on in a dark, uncomfortable course.

In compiling these Memoirs, it has been endeayoured, both in the extracts from her diary and letters,

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