Excerpt from The Clergy of America: Anecdotes The facts placed before the reader of this volume, are t only pleasing to the fancy, and interesting as calling up many delightful and solemn reminiscences, but they are important as materials of History. They show the character of the age, illustrate nature and religion, and supply those details of kwledge which cherish the habits of induction: without these there can be certain philosophy. In the compilation of this work, far more labour and pains have been expended than the vast majority of its readers would suppose; but its editor has been well repaid by the happiness he has enjoyed in going through the biography of so many eminent men, at once ornaments to the church and blessings to the world. No part of the globe has furnished brighter specimens of what Christian ministers should be, than these United States. It is scarcely necessary to say much either of the materials of which the volume is composed, or the manner in which they are classified. The former, the editor believes, are all true; and, as to the latter, he has done what he could so to arrange the facts as to please and to profit his readers. At all events, here is a volume perfectly unique - unlike every thing else in the language. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.