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FROM THE

SKETCH-BOOK OF A MANAGER

OF THE

ROSINE ASSOCIATION.

DECEMBER, 1855.

PHILADELPHIA:

JOHN DUROSS, PRINTER,

BLACK HORSE ALLEY.

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PREFACE.

WELL, we are going to publish a book! What is the object? We have two motives. We desire to benefit those who may read, and we want them to aid us, by purchasing and circulating our book. Are people prepared for it? Will they not condemn it as an immoral publication ? We know that many persons have full sympathy with us, but these are not they whom we hope to benefit. The well need no physician! We wish to reach those who are not prepared, whose faith in our work is only as a grain of mustard seed; and we want in this book to use the appliances that may foster it, to give our rain and sunshine, our spring-time and harvest, our faith and our hope, our belief that a class of society who have been considered hopeless and irreclaimable, have been, and may yet be reached, as the hands of Christian women may be extended to aid and encourage them, give them an opportunity of earning an honest and respectable

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