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This certifies that tor several years the undersigned have been Intimately acquainted with the Rev. William B. Lighton, and have always found him to be a man of integrity, in whose word we could rely with implicit Confidence. For a number or years he has been depressed by misfortune, having lost the greater part of his property by the absconding of his debtor; yet, his integrity has ever remained inviolate.
In pursuing a course of industry, veracity, and humility ha has endeared himself to a large circle of christian brethren and the public generally. We, do therefore, cheerfully recommend him io an enlightened community.
Having perused the interesting Narrative of his life and sufferings, and being fully satisfied with the work, and believing it will ba both interesting and useful, we can confidently recommend ittotha reading public, particularly the youth of our country, as a work of useful entertainment. It contains an account of many extraordinary events, both of trials and sufferings, and is interspersed with many moral and useful reflections, which renders it worthy of a prominent place In every family library.
JOSEPH JACKMAN, ) Selectmen
JOHN POOR, ) Landaf.
Rev. OZIAS SAVAGE,
I have received aline from Elder James M'Kenzie of Boston,
Pastor of the Freewill Baptist Church of that place, eaying, that ha
has read your Narrative with mm h interest-and satisfaction; anil
believes it worthy of extensive circulation. I heartily concur withi him In his favorable opinion, and can cordially recommend it to the attention of every parent and young person, as a work calculated 10 invito the attention, and benefit the hearts of its readers. Yours in Gospel bonds,
NATHANIEL THURSTON. Pastor of the Freewill Baptist Church, Lowell, Mass. Loaell April—IS36.
We the undersigned, Ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and members of the New-Hampshire Conference, do hereby certify: That the Rev. William B. Lighten is a member of our church in LandaffN. H. in good standing,and is a respectable Local Preacher, —that from personal acquaintance with him, we are prepared to Commend him to the Publick as a man possessing a good, Bound, moral,and christian character; and in whose veracity the fullest con. fidence may be placed.
We have read his interesting Narrative of his life and sufferings, and consider it entitled to credit. It possesses a sufficient number, and variety of remarkable occurences to make it interesting, and appropriate moral reflections to render it useful. Believing it will ba read with interest by all, and that it will be profitable, especially to young persons, we cheerfully recommend it as a work deserving of Public patrona"
Rev. J. B. H. NORP.IS,
o r T HE
WHO WAS A SOLDIER, BOUND FOR LIFE IN THE BRITISH ARMY
AND IN WHICH IS CONTAINED AN ACCOUNT OF ITS CHARACTER,
AND THE BARBAROUS METHOD PRACTISED IN PUNISHING
THEIR SOLDIERS; WITH AN INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF
BIS ESCAPE FROM HIS REGIMENT, HIS CAPTURE,
IMPRISONMENT, TRIAL, AND CONDEMNATION TO
DEATH; HIS SUBSEQUENT SUFFERINGS, AND
FINAL ESCAPE FROM CAPTIVITY, AND FROM
THE BRITISH DOMINIONS.
-WRITTEN BY HIMSELF'.
*' ftuis talla fando temperet a lacrymas ?"—Virgil—i. c.
REVISE!) EDITION—EMBELLISHED WITH ENGRAVINGS.
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