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EXTRACTS

FROM THE

DIARY AND CORRESPONDENCE

OF THE LATE

AMOS LAWRENCE;

WITH A

Brief Account of Some Incidents in his Life.

EDITED BY HIS SON,

WILLIAM R. LAWRENCE, M. D.

BOSTON:
GOULD AND LINCOLN,

69 WASHINGTON STREET.

NEW YORK: SHELDON, LAMPORT & BLAKEMAN.

LONDON: TRUBNER & CO.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by

WILLIAM R. LAWRENCE,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts

BOSTON:

Stereotyped by
HOBART & ROBBINS,
New England Typo and Storootype Foundery.

Prods of Goorge C. Rand & Arory.

To his

ONLY SURVIVING BROTIER,

A MOSA, LAWRENCE,

OF BOSTON,

This volume is Afectionately Inscribed,

BY

THE EDITOR.

PREFACE.

AMONG the papers of the late Amos Lawrence were found copies

of a large number of letters addressed to his children.

With the hope that the good counsels there given, during a succession of years, extending from their childhood to adult age, might still be made profitable to their descendants, he had caused them to be carefully

preserved.

These letters, as well as an irregular record of his daily experience, were scattered through many volumes, and required arrangement before they could be of use to those for whom they were intended.

As no one else of the immediate family could conveniently undertake the task, the editor considered it his duty to do that which could not properly be committed to one less nearly connected with the deceased.

The present volume, containing what was thought most interesting among

those letters and extracts, was accordingly prepared for private circulation; and an edition of one hundred copies was printed and distributed among the nearest relatives and friends.

It has been thought by many that the record of such a life as is here portrayed would be useful to other readers, and especially to young men, - a class in whom Mr. Lawrence was deeply interested, and with

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