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REV:PEARD DICKINSON.AM.

Late, of Hertford Coll.Oxford,

£t.33.

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Printed by G. PARAMORE, North-Green, Worship-Street :
Sold by G. WHITFIELD, at the Chapel, City-Road, and at all the

Methodist Preaching-Houses in Town and Country.

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Arminian Magazine,

For JANUARY 1794.

The EXPERIENCE and TRAVE ÉS of Mr.

FREEBORN GARRETSON, Mini

fter of the Gospel, in North America. Extracted from the Narrative written by himself,

and printed at Philadelphia in 1791. I

WAS born in 1752. My parents were of the Church of

England, and brought up their children in that way of worlhip. My great-grandfather emigrated from Britain, and was among the first settlers in the Province of Maryland. My fa. ther was a moral man, and esteemed by his neighbours as a good Christian. I have reason to believe my mother truly feared the Lord, but the was removed into a blessed Eternity when I was young. I remember one Lord's day, about the feventh year of my age, I was sitting by her fide while the was reading the two last chapters of the Revelation. When the came to the description of the Water and Tree of Life, the made a full stop, and lifting up her wecping eyes to Heaven, cried oui, " fruit, and drink of that water, in my heavenly Father's "kingdom !"

From my infancy I was prone to pride, feif.will, and suba bornness; which afterwards I fepsibly felt, to the forrow of my heart; but by the watchful care of iny parents, I was happily restrained from outward fin. One day, when I was about nine years old, being alone in the field, it was fuddenly and powerfully suggested to my mind, " Ask and it shall be given " you." I knew these words were in the Bible, but having, no knowledge of spiritual things, I immediately ran home, and childihly told my brother, it was revealed into me, that I should be rich. Soon after, the following question was proposed to my mind, "Do you know what a Saint is ?"-After à fort pause I replied, "'There are no faints in the world in

these days." The fame voice anfwered, “A faint is one that is wholly given up to God." Instantly the appearance of such a person was prelented to the view of my mind. I was greatly

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