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OR

HISTORICAL ACCOUNT

OF THE

LIFE, TRAVELS, SUFFERINGS, CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCES,

AND LABOUR OF LOVE,

IN THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY,

OF THAT

ANCIENT, EMINENT, AND FAITHFUL SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST,

GEORGE FOX;

WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE IN GREAT PEACE WITH THE

LORD, THE 13th OF THE 11th MONTH, 1690.

SIXTH EDITION.-IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOLUME FIRST.

And they that turn many to righteousness, shall shine as the stars for ever and ever.-

Dan. xii. 3.
Many shall run to and fro; and knowledge shall be increased.—VERSE 4.
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him; (i. e. with Christ.) —2 Tim. ii. 12.

LEEDS:
PRINTED BY ANTHONY PICKARD.

MDCCC XXXVI.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The present Editors of George Fox's Journal, from an earnest desire to promote the usefulness of so valuable a work, have been induced to publish this, the Sixth Edition, in a manner at once more adapted than any preceding one to general convenience, and calculated, they hope, to ensure an extended circulation.

They have apprehended that, on various accounts, this work may not have obtained that attention which its real worth justly demands, even from the members of the Society which the Author was so eminently instrumental in forming. They trust, moreover, that the work, from the many and important truths which are therein unfolded, though conveyed in a style not always suited to the taste of many in the present day, will, if patiently and seriously perused, amply compensate its readers, of whatever denomination, for the time and attention that may be bestowed upon it.

George Fox was, in every point of view, a character of no ordinary rank. Though a stranger to the polish of human learning, he was by no means deficient in correct information upon many useful subjects. He possessed indeed a truly enlightened mind connected with sound, practical knowledge ; and fearlessly inculcated, amongst persons of all ranks, sentiments and views on various points, equally conducive to the immediate comfort, and the amelioration and advancement of

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