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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1897.

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MEMOIR OF REV. THOMAS BALDWIN, D. D.

Late Pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Boston. OUR Number for October con know how extensive was the circle tained a brief obituary notice of of friends to whom the subject of the Rev. Thomas Baldwin, D. D. our Memoir was known, how deep late senior Editor of the American and how affectionate was the interBaptist Magazine, and Pastor of est which he never failed to awathe Second Baptist Church in this ken in those who approached him, city. In compliance with the inti- and that every one will expect us mation there given, it has now be- || to give to the picture, the living, come our pleasing yet melancholy breathing loveliness of the original; duty to present to the public, a and we well know that to do this more extended account of his life, will be impossible. There was in character, and writings.

Dr. Baldwin's countenance a pecuRarely has it been our duty to liar charm of expression, which no record the personal history of a painter ever succeeded in transferman so extensively known, so uni- ring to the canvas. And there was versally respected, or so tenderly in his mind a striking combination beloved. Rarely does it fall to the of varied excellence, which every lot of an individual to fill so many one has felt, but which we despair and so important stations in the of being able to recal to definite religious world, and to fill them all or even to vivid recollection. We $0 meekly and yet so ably. A shall only therefore humbly atname so unsullied has not oftentempt to lay before our readers been written on the tomb, nor has what we have been able to collect a patriarch often been gathered to of his history and what we have his fathers amid so wide spread a observed of his character, sincereburst of filial lamentation. Under | ly regretting that the task had not such, circumstances we are well | fallen into abler hands. aware how difficult is the task which The Rev. Thomas BALDWIN was our situation at present imposes born in Bozrah, Connecticut, Dec. upon us.

Well might we shrink | 23, 1753, and was the only son of from it, were it not our duty. We Thomas and Mary Baldwin, both Jan. 1826.

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