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THE APOSTOLIC FISHERMAN.





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PREFACE.


Tan, Subscriber voucher for the truth of ~h
following narrative; and present it to the pub-
lic as a most remarkable record of devotional
piety.
The Sheprd of Salisbuty Plain" and t6
Dairyman's laughter," are, in his judgment, i
not more worthy of a place in the recollections
of the pious, thea is EnwAxD Lu, the subject
of this authentic narrative. He shines now m
a star in our eastern horizon, and has, we
Jbbt not, long been shining a the sa in
W*l'kingdom of his Father."
It is, however, the GENUS, and not the part
cular species, of Christianity, whichhas attrat-
ed the undersigned.
Edwrd Lee was a man of payer- -seh
may he be imitated, or rather, may he, at u-
ble distenee, be foowed I Zeal he had, iti
'I




11ii PfluG,.
may or may not be approved-but w
were his peo iarities, they must ditin
him, effectually, from all "Laodiceans, who are
neither oolor hot."
His modest and prayerful acquiescence in the
advice given him, to abandon all thoughts of.
the ministry, when he had set his heart upon
it, was surely an evidence that, in his case, the
"spirit of the prophet was subject to the pro-
phet," and his example of the union of "fervor
of spirit, and diligence in business," is worthy
of all praise.
BHMJAwMx C. Cuo I.
& AMs's Recry, Brookys,
Noemsrw 19, 1849.










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APOSTOLIC FLPSHEI MAN.


MW 7Iiamu Ull be hat *&m"al'atjg


WnLU the am sead renown of the warne,
whose eoaquests have omed the hevie"fth|
los* widow and fitwlb w to ble
ed on tholges of Moriy, the
tories of the humble ottager, l-Ha |
the good fight of faith," uad rpresomi
wrWl, and conquered himself, ad tm-ed mag
to righteo ousss, we soon forgotmn by an ad
believing i. But his re or on high; hi
name is l !aed in the Lamb's look of Life,
Thi tigls is )a by th mirou=mWt tha Mz.
. followed th sea, and ir more tha onee pengad
Aidta-oyage; and cetainly, him sea the mrrie*
sd AMtr wU tnruy Aspetolle




10 TEU APOSTOLIC LIIU .


and when the Anoient of days" shall
in the eloua of heaven, the voice that
lasarw, by snme, to oome forth from the grae,
will cll M p to awake, and rise, and shine as
the brightness of the Irmament, and as the stars
for ever and ever."
Such was, in trath 4 e character of the rsb-
jeot of the following mthentio narrative.

Th msweM basrr of the Jut,
ahl rtfhnM they reep in dut."

EawA&D Lit, the subject of the following
t. nrate, was born at Manchester, Maaash
L swtXkmber 80, 1729. His parents w
abD Il s wof the pai tn. His father died
4t sa Iesing hi widow, with twelve young
lMrasein limited iarstanoes; but .e was
jr widow ed," tri l in God, and eon-
u, inin prayer night and day. She taught
i erdi to reveence the Bible as God's
S elry word, written by divine inspiration; and
o bDievo it deolaration that they were by
astare children of wrath, even as ohen, nad
that, unleme born again by the Spirit of God,
they eould not enter the kingdom of heaven.
In the winter. sesion, she often broke a path- *
,wy my the drifted B o the B& sta,




r- AJ oIeOiLo au5nEUar. It *
fsa fitkerles is bldren to go to th
Jln 'of God, which wa half a, m .ii. her
solitary cottage. And though MU -the
dear child who it the subject of thi' 'artive,
has long slept in Jss, his memory till lives
in the warm affections of the friends of Zion n
Manchester. As an emise t example of vital
godliness, his name is often heard from the pul-
pit and in the socialprayer-meeting; and to allU
who were blessed with hbs seeity, his nemwi 1
as ointment poured forth.
Early in life he went to ses. He wes kind
and affectionate son, and wished to ( Idl in
jrgower to support his widowd~c
But alas being separated from the -,
his youth, he soon.feol a prey to eil example,
and became rude sad profaae; altheaoog, at
tbnes, when in imminstduanger, the
voice of his pious mother would awakes hi
eomcience and excite his fear. He afteftad "
confessed that he had spent many aleeples
nights daring storms at sea, fearing to clo
his eyes lest he should awake in hell. Nove-
ber 1, 1766, he was in Lisbon, in the kingdom
of Portugal, when that city was aprly de-
stroyed by the grett earthquake. This ile
With horror, and for a while left some i-
.p. his Tb*m 'I







eIt, SoM *ore having im iili
dued and woare.
Thu he passed the days of i youth ad'
manhood, till his thirty-fourth year. He wm
now a husband and the Wther of a little family,
but so far gone front God and righteousness,
that his name had become a proverb for vanity
and impiety. In the winter of 1768, a glorious
revival-of religion commenced in a neighbour-
ikg town, now elled &sex, under the preaah-
ing of the Rev. John Oleaveland, who was a
heavenly warrior in his day, and who re
was in all the ohurohe. Many vnS to
Maneheter to hear him preach, and Aght
the flae of'divine love from his glowing
soul. Among them was the wife of Edward
Lee. Whea heretred from sea, his proud
beirt rose in opprNltm to the good work, ad,
on the following abbath, hl rolved to go to
the plie of worship sa ridiole all that he
might hear or wors AcoordiNgly he went;
but He who oMd to the pred wavesof oean
" Hitherto shalt thou oeme sad no farther,"
met the bold transgreor in his mad career.
He heaal the voioe of God, and was afrid.
lre aw his nakedness, and was ashamed, I- .
mi's thunder roared long and 4oad
hb giltyouL BHisuinswr Mew seti "





Trs APOSTOIOC RFIBUMA .

him, and tplbared like mountains in
weight, and like the sands of the sea in num
her. Weary and heavy-laden, and with a
wounded spirit, he' returned home. His dis-
tress every day increased. His sins of heart
and of life, duties omitted and obligations
slighted, were staring him. in the face. He
used all the external means of grace, but still
found that there was no peace to the wicked.
Prayer was made for him, without ceasing, by
his pious friends, and his own breath was spent
in crying for mercy, day and night. Thus he
passed many weeks, until he was on the very
borders of despair,
Finding no works or duties of his own,
Would for the smallestof his sins stone."
At length, one night, he regarded himself as
hanging over the dark world of endless wo by
the brittle thread of life, and that thread just
ready to break! Thus,
"Buried in sorrow and in tin,
At hell's dark door fe lay."
So great was the agony of his sinking soul,
that he rose from his bed, resolved that if he
perished it should be as a suppliant at the feet
of his Saviour. He fell on his knees and cried
2





S14 Tan APOmTOL O M5EUr MAm V
out: Save, Lord, or I perish." And
ahe Lord Jeaus Christ, who appeared for
relief of the distressed mariners of old, un-
veiled His lovely face to his despairing eyes."
He beheld Him as He appeared on the cross,
expiating by his own voluntary sufferings and
death the sins of guilty men, and Edward
SLee's own words were: ., My heart was broken.
I received Him as the Lord my righteousness.
I now fixed my admiring eyes upon the bleed-
ing Lamb of God, never again to be allured
from that sight by things seen and temporal."
He now gve his whole heart to his Redeemer,
and received a sealed pardon from his bleeding
hands. He was now blessed with joy unspeak-
able and full of glory. The rest of the night
as spent in the high praises of God-the
Father, Soa anda#y Ghost. From that hour
he was ever a flrm-belieer in the distinguishing
doctrines of evangelical religion. Through
life, whenever he spoke of his conversion, it
would be with tears. He would say: I was
plucked as a brand from the burning. I de-
served the lowest place in hell for my sins, and
God would have been just, and his throne for
ever spotless, had he never shown mercy to
me, who am the chief of sinne. He ever re-
membered the wormwood sbd the gall of his






hf, and ra % pattern oat M deepi
huitdty and elf-denel e He wead oftw u ,
with tears:
"Why w I mde to hr Thyv roal
And ntWr while there' sroo r
And then would answer:
"'Tr the game love that qpred the f t,
Tkht owtly fored me in."
After his conversion, his inquwy was 10
Paul's: Lord! what wilt thb bev, me to
do ?" He had received the faith, m frit of
which i love to all mankind.. In the f
place, he visited all his searing brhrea, sa ,
exhorted them to break da their sis by repem-
tance, and their iniquiW1jy trying Wta
God. He saw a full ad ~om sMemptis,
for all who would aeopat m vatioo, by Jem
Christ." He then isited the mainfim"~ the
vicinity, and exhorted them to rae thed tel-
ard of piety higher, and to be more fithfW
In a short time he united with the Church e(
Christ in Eaex, of which he continued a met)
er until his death.
After time he thought -i his dty to Oe
bark again opoe the aeoean, bh his longigil
panted like the wounded hart for the wata





16 TiN AeMoiO U mnma U .
of the sanctary. And besides, he felt
an ardent desire to he engaged in warning si-
ners to flee from the wrath to come, that, after
he thought he had been faithful to his ship-
mates, he could no longer content himself with
them. They were no company for him, for
they knew nothing of the religion which filled
hie soul. They thought at times that he must
be deranged, because he would sometimes con-
tnue for hours together on his knees in prayer.
Being on a fishing voyage, they spoke a vessel
bound homewa4r, and by his request they ob-
tained a passage for him to return to his friends.
But his faith, although strong, was now
brought to the trial. He felt it .his duty
to forsake all, and go forth intojhe world
wherever God's Holy Spirit should lead him,
to labour is the vineard of his deer Saviour, to
entreat sinners to accept of offered mercy.
His good minister, Mr. Cleareland, and his
brethren advised him not. to go, as he had a
young family dependent upon him for support.
p They also were better acquainted with the
awful depravity of our fallen nature than their
young brother, and they knew that he had
not sufficient education to instruct the igno-
rant, however well he might loes their souls.
They therefore wished him to continue to labou





E I.' m .',I

M -'i UB Tuh adie tde-tNlr l vli
aldoes -pirlt, a he wot -my .ae .jt tMa s
forest te seek d otioq fima Od. 'L n M
speMa the day in ftet r g d prayer. I had
B pieo stiawsrtig a little oottgi amr Ae
formt, who Maid the just at mtm her dewr
brother eome is, his eyee nolla with wreepg
and hi. face beaming with joyfl letioa.
He exclaimed:," My dear sitr, wrieoe wll
me. I have wnrmtd for s mwe to my
payer for dilvi direetim, ad my ed end
Savior has appeared for me, sad ew-eepted
the desire of my hert io prmeah a L O ul,
* He weepted Dnrid's desire 4 N
pple. eI e u ow go to my-I abow as Mm
rdtme my or talet to dinoe mMeepomeM
my own astie village. y doaorpeew St
bretren knew befte tkir I, pos, ietp
rienoed child d grace.".
From the night of his coanersioa he b
set up the family alter for prayer and reafl
the Bible, and, for thirty yeas, he qontined
to live a very systematie life. He had new
bidden farewell to the anxious and roving lifH
of a seamsa, and ha settled down at home
.wik a msai& moe Mnd bae, and few
P .-





18 n A3spmeM aUmaam'.
of lad aroud it. He used tri N Wl
in the morning sad retire for seeret cever i;
then call his family to read the Soriptr, sing
a hymn and unite ip prayer. At eleven
o'clock he would reths a little while tqpew
him strength by private e1mmunion wWi his
Father in heaven, often Mdr thL .4 *t*y
the side of a rock sheltered from human ob-
servation. At noon he would converse with
his family on the all-importaqt subject of the
dying love of Christ, sing hymns, read a ohap-
ter, and then hbour till four o'eloek ia the
afternoon.
He would then again retire.
His events were spent in exhorting his
ohildre.to repentance, and the happy heFs
wen elied by prayer and pi.s. At mid-
aight likb* David, he would ars and pray
for a slumbering.world aroud him, sad often,
like David's God and King, he would rise a
great while before day and wateh, a those who
watch for the morning, for the day-star of
glory to rise in his soul. Every Thursday
afternoon he attended a meeting for religious
conversation and prayer, either in his own oet-
tage, or in some neighboring home. Evetr
Friday, before the adamiistraut:e the rm






7, A* ; e-' SupperT Ih en1d to re i
4a pri i the 4sres, Uankow to aBn h
iDmee and spend the day in fuating a
prayer; and that he ui ht not appear to er
to M he would brj home load of woe
*o shoulders, as was his csten oe athe

Be sldom pased a paenonof his m--r
anoe without speaking of the love of t
lost man, if he had not done it before; Ad
if on his way to his day's work he stopped to
converse, he would run the rest of dh way qg
a not to. wrong ~i employer. Be wa as
"active in business" as he wa "f rva t i
spirit," viewing time as shdrtmed IpMeI ,
and as he eed time for eteroty. is whetol
meversation svoured of grace. Whm sr .
inquired as to his health, I* "sr wr v : -
",Throdgh divine goodness eemfertoMlef eh
always contested, and generally cheerfuL He
was a man of like passions with other, and
of very strong, ardent feelings. The bold sad
daring courage of the sailor was now acted
out in all his Christian deportment.
Whenever he had darkness upon hiamind, it
wa very great; sometime causinghim to say
that he ftJke Jonah in the bdjly of the






wAe. B It was of shirt oitRSaeS I4
base of aiotion wee alwy surn of
vWs aad his prayers. He w teror to
vil doer; aad if at gy tinm a ompay of
em conversing on Tght subject saw him
coming, they would be sihat whea he drew
nar. He would never hear n oath without
proving it, ad the blasphmer feared him
more than he seemed to fea his God.
He always watched for am sawyer to his
prayers, and expected it a muh as to receive
i reward whep he had dome a day's wok.
He ts his family of a number of person whe
he was se wild become heir of salvation,
vhb n ee oonverted to God year after the
goet sa had goe to glowy. The writer da
ds ewiralve was one of them. When d
Lamb's Book of Life sa be opened, thn, ad
te till thm, will it be known hew may eals
he was the mea s of usaing br eternal wo.
He abounded in that charity tht hopeth all
things, and seeketh not her own, loving ll, of
whatever denomination, who were consistent
professors of the self-denying religion of Christ.
His little cottage might well be called the
wandering pilgrim's heme His aily thought
that he ga away full an eigtl of hi little






a, eq, e .e 4 his fruit. The poor newtr
left the home empty, if he could sapply-thsir
wants.
After his conversion he never used any in.
toxicating drink, 4 u medicine; and
although he loved tobaooo very saob, o that
he theouht it his idol, yet after the love of
Christ took possession of his beart, tobaooe
never again entered his mouth, nor was it used
by him in any way.
He always saw the providence of God in
all the passing events of life, ad bowed with
submission to the ehamtening rod when it was
laid heavily upon him.. Within a few months
he received the sorrowful tidings of the, bth
two dear sons, in the bloom of liife,-*rs
were both buried in a watery grave, ar- fr* ;"
home and friends. The good man wept, i
while his tears were flowing, he aid: .Itby
turning my hand I could bring them bth to
life, I would not do it. My God has 40 f,
and done me no wrong. He gave, and ih
hath taken away; bleed be the name of the
Lord."
As the fruit pf his praye, before.his death
three of his daughters gave ieniuie that they
had become children of God. One died before






hi in the tiamph of faith, inging with
iat bath,.
"Why ihoer we start ad her to d e?"
Another d aghter diEAen after er athwr,
in ll assur e of a blessed immortality, The
third s now a widow in Is~e, ad often says
she fas received four-fold for her father's
charity.
He was ever grateful for the leas favour,
sad weld ay : "0, this is too me* t6o good,
for sue a pemt sinner m I m I May God re
wdr you a thoLmad bfld'm theupper sad
ath" sp b ngs." If his family modas apology
about thr food, he w4uld gently rlprove them,
siayag: "It i better thn we deserve, and w
al pulhased with the preado blood of th,
hrd Jem Christ."
A blessing was always erad before he
beok his fat, if it was oly onlver a bowl of
bred sad milk; and thaks likewie returned
after every *anea
Bt wMi ensenom to Wisit wep f.miy i thA
9lage oe a year, when Christ wu all his
theme. At one time he called on a family of
high standing, and being &admuol into the pm-
uar, he began earnetly4 p repmagemd the r






Ugismufthe rw kuid le*Iy lam w" 0bi
the la4b, vYes't seakh hsA.'rYI 4' dn,
,id the gWd Muj% "To Twb wieai yos'u
P fwdon* Aswru u~eshow logd
Voiass ? in beave pant~os and aes I.Av
the sang of glory "l; Md in ha devilsand
damnedupivits yp -ad wail fltad." She
said no mm.
He was beloved b7 pimat ad daildu.
through* the two, of. devs$dy im.
02, and WARY little at" r*Wald to hAe
the pihilerg 'o waitugor" bbit. me loved
stai ehilime VWa usdak mmd- U p s
t*WW& tibfs wGIS TO uhth mets. h V
Osy the "et when the dwr old ootimh
barn stood, and the Selds gad hillr d
beui erwN, to all whe resumber him, MI h*
pound.
He b4a n ephew whewas hemr -~ sm
1i6 ehIdbed vW nowr his pieg wle, "Ad
who ii, now doubtless with Jdm ia iwy B He
=ued often to speak to the writvrd ,Wmskrg.
holy example. 4 said that tm 40*
day," (1ay 19t, 1780 so very tUe-a
NOW aam Weu the Urkaet cami Of, the
I-S-I k to ok* puad his unle Lee
begi"g biW pmywr~u.5hlls every face, bid




24 TIu APOMouR ZtL 1Mr AhmN.
his, was pale with fear, he was a happy ad
joyful as ever. His lamp shone meet brightly
in the dark. He was ready to go and meet
the bridegroom, however unexpectedly he
might come. This dear nephew was then a
little boy, and he said he got as near his good
uncle as he could, and then thought, if the
judgment day had come, he was safe! These
were but childish thoughts; but when this
child arrived at manhood, he too was a son of
the ocean, and in after years, when about to
bid adieu to time, would often say: I think
I shall have rse to bless my God through
s ternity, that I had, in my youth, such an
asele as Edward Lee: for, after seeing the
different religions of other countries, and the
inconsistent lives of many who profess the re-
ligion of Christ in my own.country, had it not
been for the early impressions made on my
mind of the reality of the religion of the Gos-
pel by his holy life, doubtless I should have
died an infidel."
The writer has never forgotten the feelings
of childhood toward# him. It was during a
scene of religious revival in the ilg tt she
went to one of Ned Lee's meetings," they
were called. The house was crowd with






Weats, q4oifag isa bhps Ma li mass irig
what they sboou do to be I s He ps i,
=aa thea gead and ung the I9Vth HJRM it
Dr. Watts's Secoad Book, and thebiar bhi
addresM with this rve : *1
"What tobe baniwd hbr my i4,
And yet fobid to
To ling ia teaw pua,
Yet doth for er ly t"
In times of revival he was the first et kna
who were seeking the Saviar, as they we
resort to him .to ask his pryenr, and iq -
the right way to And rest fer m nl .7 edw .
He was a sriet obsrerovr f hl lm. Bi1
living that it oounmeoed Om BtUday e*v
inq he would always retire fr a Iboe u bW
the stting ro, and share himself d umbe
other preparation for the Sabbath; md wed
never afer say naeasesary work toI e d -.
in his hou on tht day. If he sw ay7 *
pass his little cottage, who he thought was
breaking the Babbeth, he would go eot,a ad
with the tear falling from his eyes, would -.
quire if their condoot was such as would stad
the trial of the judgment day. He has thu
oftn sea t the oender home ashamed.
]*o q apent many Sabbath-night in praym





so pE APMWUo melOn
mad tean fwr As sth habowd N-' er In
those who prdesed to beoivO the ible tWe
often spend the day of holy mt. P within
a few ytm of hi death, he ued to go to Bees
to attend public worship, having cleared a path
through the forest to shorten the distance,
which was five miles from Manchester. He
always went on foot, and used to spend the
intermission in the house of God, exhorting
sinnrs to improve the day of grace, and no
longer refuse to)isten to the calls of mercy.
. tiemory is embalmed in -the hearts of
God' people in Bse, as previous till this day
'is in 1750. When the Church of Ohrist in
Moohester was bereaved of its aged and he-
led pastor, the Rev. Bejcmin Tappan, he
wm saeeeded by a yeung minister, the Rev.
April Pmuis. Edwrd Iee was very fnd of
him, sad loved his preaching very much. He
'nw attended public woehip in Manchester,
and continued to do so until his death. The
writer can remember, as well a if it were yes
terday, his appearance in the house of God-
his silver looks, his heavenly smile and humble
attitude, standing from the time public wor-
ship begun until it ended-bending overis
eat, and making f gentle motia3wlth W5i16 -




r -m-Uom
ad hi. righr ha, a if to rwA--gm t*Vmep
we. 4k wI hi. si"aWgdaulaa e that
the aeyB i'a-gers woaU 1* ra| mms
to his. Often the t mkasoat
was pronouebd, he weaM lift up. lihk
Strumpet, ailing upon Ad JAiaM to hoI
the voioe of God and Mire u woald WpO
until hio vi wau exha ted, that y esu Md .
oly hear him liMper : Glory to Godu t6h
highest," #e. His smat in od's s beW as
never epty alI iI alt bl' p nt
tendame, for he aM e feand to e a -s .
to go to the~ ourts of the LIm4, I he -
always there warly, en befre, hi iimlrm -
He loved the miniisrs of (et, e*l -=rI
mehr for thes, for h vieedl them nea dAll
of A"r. round the ooatry, ad tho glory a
the midt of it. He would often qgoniu. i
paye til his voioe was gone, for the o vm w
sion of seasme, ad for a door to be opemAe
for the Gospel to be seat to the poor bemighb
ed. heathen, and to the utterrost ends of the
earth.
If this holy man oould now look down from
the regions of glory, and ee here and there, a
bethel flag wving, and here ad there stoli-
.try soldier of the vem forsaking all that is




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dear to his r bt his Bib his duty,
his God sad toiling and sfuering tht he
he- theo. d newm of watltioi to .
wrvedl pagep wouldib not ry aloud gain
to lambehng ohurebh: Awake I twakel
O ion I sad send forth yer om sad dugh-
sfs sa n army, with beeas, the help of
tLwo whose dyin grpoas arm hoi ia heaven;
while the Lamb that was d mat in the
=dat of the throne, ruling on pt to sed
then heL hem the ameasery, ad-* aemgt
-n Mth eaof Zion ? -Eerrmembher that ,e
reegh plaes in heathen leads di your owm
beloved ooMutry, re to be e tiwted til tMey
beome the, fiuitfrild df Zion, not only by
throe who go f64o labour i them, but by
he sweat of the brew of God's people st
home. Never think that your ork i dow
until the whele earth hs again become the
Vrden of the Lord. Then will the morning
* eti again sing together, a.d the sheperds
on the plain of Iael wil again har a mul-
tode of the heavenly host singing the song of
dlvation, that a redeemed world is let free."
The year before Edward Lee died he went a
journey into the country, to iit. some friends
One night he put up t a an an where a bll




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*d just oommeeed. He auskd perumisionm
eater the ball-room, which was grated, but as
sooner had he entered, than voise was lou-
or than their ae, In a few minutes ws
silent a the chamber of death. Nothing wI
heard but the voioe of the stranger oargiq
upon them, in solp.n warning to spend Ir
precious time in preparing to mee their OM,
and concluding with fervent pray far there
salvation.
Soon after h returned from this visit his
family pemeived that his hlth was faiing.
He had spoken so inoessantly while abeei,
that he had exhausted his strength, and the
earthly house of his taboemdlwas fast dir-
solving. He alee, himself M that the time
of his depart was at hand; and, as might
well be expected, he was ready to be ofnrd,
for truly he had fought a good fight. Th
friends of Zion were deeply listed by the
prospect of parting with one so der to them.
They visited him, each one begging that the
falling mantle might be his. His soul was full
of glory. He already enjoyed as much of the
bliss of heaven as his feeble body oould bear,
and often was quite overcome with his ravising
views of the heavenly world. 3one went from






bis dying baed othot being rsedy so emnlat
"IM t die the death of the righteous, and
lt my lt ed e lle his."
A Aort time ore hib" w a dark clo4d,
Mle ~th thandera* orm in a bright summer's
dy jem over his getting am. A spiit of
pib.oy seemed to be upon him. He c ed
" Old's peoph to e redy to met their
God in the w of hi jdgments. Said h,
- The pestilence is rea j- break eot up
you, so that ier ltee db of
do well 4o t ae m oer f dr ls k"*-' Bt,
deAw h d ha do i rrd, .r k sjoys agri
stormed; Ai raJerda's Irnes appeared in
view,d Is loUgig oent W som-fUl of the love
*of his Redeeamd, that vehmer might be wri.
an of hi loet farewell so ti ohnMd his -so
banw into the *j of hi. d. The day
before his death, vhi le is dw r wiping
leads were watching urent l dying pillow,
r aid: "Look at that Mpal" poaiting to a

Aeoording to this good man'es ditla, the typhus
over bbeg" to rage before he had i his rave oe
moath-170l4-nd before an yo rolled round dxy-
hfr persots died i this ittle ville I Mmy sMfatl,
if aemo did, for we of &tM as it it ied feig
*mlly but two In thq town. It armed 4C, als, ae
iemg dyomb-lw. AMal MaUB.




W nr oaSol r ammMa. g
pit*lMr purt of the Moor: "I -A eallry
God to witane, that for thirty yes, until tis
sickness, I have risen from my bed every night
of my life, and knelt on that spot, and Ileaded
for the salvation of a dying woer I with the ea-
oeptio6 of ten days, hen I had a fever upon
me." .
As the closing scenes duo near, he Orid
out, in an ecstasy of joy, so that his voie was
heard at some distaue from the ootta~: O,
I long to feel de hteoM embaoe. I long to
feel ilt. pngp. *y savioer hai takim h sting
from my so"L I woold not be trdisted a
Fnook and Elijah were for a thousand worlds.
No I no f I long to hlieem in t eod grave,
for my Jew has lain here. I know that my
Bedeemer liveth. He has risen fiemthe des~
and thus shall all who sleep in Him rie at the
last day." Thus did he breathe out his happy
soul, and calmly bid adieu to mortal thing,
December 22, 1798 His end was peaPe
On Christmas day his remains were eaomb.
ted to their long. sought rest, in Manhmter
burying place, according to his request. At
his funeral was sung one of Dr. Watts's hymi4,
beginning,





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A plain stone marks his grave, bearing the
following inscription:




w or IMa,
DNVOMIDLY PIOUS
EDWARD LEE.


If re worth ders osaiA
Stop, Reader I pay thel bee;
The uodl mm beneath thistone,
Squaek by few, excelled by nohe.


And now the voice of Bdward Lee was no
-Iiger heard echoing among the rocks and hills
of the mourning village. But on that gloomy
day a voice was heard, and it was a great voice
from heaven, saying: Write, blessed are the
dead that die in the Lord. Yes, saith'the
Spirit, for they rest from their labours, and
their works do follow them."
The min ter under whose teaching he sat
preached his funeral sermon from the text:
"c Blessed are they that do Hisoommandments,
that they may have right to the tree of life,





me uw orLo IWmAmr.
auiay eartr through the gate iato the diy."
Bev., zii. chap., 14th verse.
The nritor will new loas this native by
an extract tfr an obituary anpt hIWatA
peered in The Salem GQrmi -te we
after hi death.

Maniarutr, Dewmb* r 22, 1798.
This day Mr. ldward Lee of this town de-
parted this lihfs1* tly to a better woe,
aged sixty-fuoii He was, for the ut
thirty-foar yea of his life, such a ahiing
character for morality, religion and piety, in a
steady and constant course, that it is univer-
sally thought by the people of this town, that
what was said of Job may truly be asid of Mr.
Lee: There none like him in all the eath,
a perfect and upright man, one that feared
God and echeweth evil." He apparently mea
with his happy ekhage in a neighboring
parish, during a remarkable revival of the
work of God, under the preaching of the doe-
trines of the great information from Popery,
by a large number of ministers of Christ, who
Shave sinoe, in general, fallen asleep in Jesus.
The great work evidently began in December,
1768, and was surprisingly glorious through





84 sma Arokouo mmn aw. g
the folowig winter. A large Im a l
sons apparently become new creatures in
Christ, and brought forth fruit, some thirty
and some sxty fold; and if any one of them
brought forth ml iandred fold, the subjects of
that gracious work, who are yet ali, will,
with one consent, say, It was Edward Lee."
The wdrd beheld the glorlou chags,
AaM di4 Thy hald oftmo."
:R minister would often my, "I am but a
0-be to brother Lee. I price his prayers more
gold."




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