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“They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in
great waters; they see the works of the LORD, and his wonders
in the deep."-Psalmist.

SECOND EDITION,

ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.

H. A. BROWN....MARKET-

provameBRARY
THE PASTATE

COLLEGE

92 Sh52

Northern District of New York, to voit : BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-sixth day of Adgust, in the fifty-third year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. Ď. 1828, Andrew Sherburne, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit;

Memoirs of Andrew Sherburne, a pensioner of the navy of the revolution. Written by himself. “They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters ; they see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep." Psalmist.

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 the act entitled, "An act supplementary to an act 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 extending the benefits thereof to the arts of Designing, Engraving and Etching historical and other prints.”

RICHARD R. LANSING, Clerk of the District Court of the United States, for the

Northern District of New York.

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THERE are yet surviving a few, and but a few, who lived, acted and suffered in the Revolution which gave freedom, independence and prosperity to the United States of America. And a very large majority of that few have gone by three score years and ten. They are bending beneath the weight of years and early sufferings.

T'heir thin locks are whitened by the frosts of seventy, and some by more than eighty winters, and are “ dragging the poor remains of life along the tiresome road." A few of them are in affluent circumstances-others are sustained by their children and friendssome are partially provided for by government, and some are in indigent circumstan

ces.

But the number is very fast diminishing; a little while and the American people will look round in vain to find an individual who personally acted in the Revolution. The author of this narrative is in the junior class of the survivors of the Revolution, as he was only ten years of age when the conflict began, and entered the naval service, at the age of thirteen. The complicated character of his trials, and sufferings in the United States navy-his capture--and forcible detention in the British navy-shipwreck and

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