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THE LIFE

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RICHARD WEAVER,

THE CONVERTED COLLIER.

BY R. C. MORGAN.

“He hath put down the mighty from their seats,

And exalted them of low degree."-Luke i. 52.

2000 h

LONDON: MORGAN AND

CHASE,
TICHBORNE COURT, 280, HIGH HOLBORN.

MDCCCLXI.

(Entered at Stationers' Hall.- The Right of Translation reserved.)

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PREFACE.

To give a vivid idea of the man and his work, rather than a detail of every event of his life in the order of its occurrence, has been my object in this sketch.

Those who are familiar with Richard Weaver and his preaching will not think any of the anecdotes here related very improbable ; but some of them are so unusual as possibly to impress others with the idea of invention or exaggeration. In order to assure myself of their reality, by the testimony of eye and ear witnesses, I visited Prescot, where some of the most remarkable events occurred, and there read to several Christians, of various rank in life, that which had been written. Their common testimony was, that nothing had been stated which was not true, and that indeed much more should have been said, in

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