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Southern District of Now-York, ss.
E IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty-second day of April, in the forty-second

year of the Independence of the United States of America, James Eastburn & Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit:

“ The Evangelical Guardian and Review.
“ Prove all things: hold fast that which is good.

“ To the law and to the testimony."
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled " an Act for the
encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the
authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned." And also
· to an Act, entitled “an Act suppleinentary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encourage-
ment of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and
proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the bene-
fits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.

Clerk of the Southern District of New-York, by

EDWARD TRENOR, Assistant Clerk.




MAY, 1818.

NO. 1.


a dis.

She may

BRIEF MEMOIRS OF MRS. MARGARET formance of duty, among all who

desire to be “ followers of them

who through faith and patience THE lives and even the names inherit the promises.” of many, who'occupied important

The subject of the present mestations in the Church of God, in moir, in the words of one who our land, and fulfilled the duties was not merely related to her, of those stations with distinguished

but knew her well, was reputation and usefulness, are ra- tinguished character, and one of pidly passing into oblivion. We the best of women. feel it to be both a duty and pri- ful witnesses for God, and remem

justly be enrolled among the faithvilege, so far as we shall be enabled, to furnish our readers, from bered as a signal trophy of the time to time, with biographical power and prevalence of grace.”

Mrs. Margaret Livingston was sketches of a few, whom we either personally knew, or whose the only child of Colonel Henry

Beekman, a very respectable and memory we have been taught to revere from our earliest

opulent gentleman of this state,

years. These sketches will necessarily of trust and honour, and died with

who sustained many public offices be imperfect, from the scantiness of materials to form them; for the

an unblemished character, at the subjects have left little, some

advanced age of nearly ninety nothing, in writing of their sor.

She was born in the year 1724, rowing companions, but few are

at Rhinebeck Flatts, in Dutchess left, and they, in the wane of years, find it difficult to recollect county, the place of her father's more than a few leading facts in residence. The house, which is their history. On their charac- still standing, is pleasantly situater, however, they can dilate with ted on Hudson's river, opposite to sufficient minuteness to enable the Kingston landing-place. us, to whom they have commu

At an early period* she was nicated their information, to un

connected in marriage with Rofold the bright examples of their also an only child. As his ances

bert R. Livingston, Esq. who was friends to the encouragement of faith in the promises of God, and

* Somewhere about the 20th or 21st year the instruction for the right per- of her age.

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