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This certifies that for 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 iniplicit confidence. For a number of 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 in violate.

In pursuing a course of industry, veracity, and humility he has endeared himself to a large circle of christian brethren and the public generally. We, do therefore, cheerfully recommend him :0 an enlightened community.

Having perused the interesting Narrative of his life and sufferings, and being fully satisfied with the work, and believing it will be both interesting and useful, we can confidently recommend it to the 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 CHANDLER,

of
JOHN POOR,

Landaff.
Rev. OZIAS SAVAGE,
Elder GEORGE W. COGSWELL,
JONATHAN BROWNSON, Esq.
JACOB NOYES, Esq.

Col. MOSES WEBSTER.
July,-1836

DEAR SIR

I have received a line from Elder James M'Kenzie of Boston, Pastor of the Freewill Baptist Church of that place, saying, that he has read your Narralire with much interest and satisfaction; and beljeves it worthy of extensive circulation. I hearuly concur with him in his favorable opinion, and can cordially recommend it to the attention of every parent and young person, as a work calculated to invite the attention, and benefit the hearts of its readers.

Yours in Gospel bonds,

NATHANIEL THURSTON. Pastor of the Freewill Baptist Church, Lowell, Mass. Lowell April-1836.

We the undersigned, Ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and members of the New-Hampshire Conference, do hereby certify: That the Rev. William B. Lighton is a member of our church in Landaff N. 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, sound, 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 be 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,

Rey. J. B. H. NORRIS,
Rev, SALMON GLEASON,
Rev. WILLIAM PECK,
Rev. ELEAZER WELLS,
Rev. HOLMAN DREW,
Rev. JAMES DOW,
Rev. MATTHEW NEWHALL,
Rev, CHARLES COWING,
Rev. SAMUEL HOYT

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Twister of the Gospel, Born at Frampton.near Boston in Lincolnshire England, Sep? 7 th. 1805.

ACT: 30

OF THE

LIFE AND SUFFERINGS

OF

WILLIAM B. LIGHTON.

(Minister of the Gospel.)

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
HIS 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.

Quis talia fando temperet a lacrymas ?”Virgil-i. e.
“Who can refrain from tears at the relation of such things ?"
“Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? Behold and see, if
there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me.

Jeremiah.

REVISED EDITION-EMBELLISHED WITH ENGRAVINGS.

Concord, N. P.
PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR.

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