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LIFE

OF

MRS. ANN H. JUDSON,

LATE MISSIONARY TO BURMAII ;

WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE AMERICAN BAPTIST

MISSION TO THAT EMPIRE.

PREPARED FOR THE AMERICAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION ;

BY JAMES D. KNOWLES, A. M.

Pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Boston.

REVISED BY THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLICATION.

:

AMERICAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION,

PHILADELPHIA:
NO. 146 CHESNUT-STREET.

Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to wit:

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-sixth day of Novem. her, in the fifty-fifth year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1830, Paul Beck, jun., Treasurer, in trust for the American Sunday School Union, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

“Life of Mrs. Ann H. Judson, late Missionary to Burmah; with an aecount of the American Baptist Mission to that Empire. Prepared for the American Sunday School Union; by James D. Knowles, A. M. Pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Boston. Revised by the Committee of publication."

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, en. titled, “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 also to the 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."

D. CALDWELL,
Clerk of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

PREFACE.

THE author of the Memoir of Mrs. Judson, has prepared this edition, for the purpose of spreading the principal facts of her history, before many readers who may not have had access to the former publication. Every material incident in the life of Mrs. Judson, and the most important facts in the history of the Burman mission, are here stated. It is his prayer to God, that he will bless the perusal of this book, to the young persons who may read it; that their hearts may feel the power and the happiness of that Gospel which Mrs. Judson loved, and to propogate which she lived and died; and that from the Sabbath Schools of our country, many missionaries may go forth, to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ to the perishing millions in heathen climes.

Boston, April 13, 1830.

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LIFE

OF

MRS. ANN H. JUDSON.

CHAPTER I.

From her Birth, to her Conversion. MRS. ANN H. JUDSON was the daughter of Mr. John and Mrs. Rebecca Hasseltine. She was born December 22, 1789, at Bradford, (Massachusetts,) a pleasant town on the banks of the river Merrimack.

Of the early years of Mrs. Judson, we have learned very little which distinguished her from other persons of her age..She was gay, fond of amusement, and very active in whatever she undertook, whether business, or pleasure ; so that her restless disposition induced her excellent mother to say to her one day, “I hope my daughter, you will one day be satisfied with rambling.”

Like most other young persons, her inexperience, her love of company, and her ardent temper, some.

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