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Northern District of New York, to wit: BE IT REMEMBERED, That onthe twenty-sixth day of August in the fifty-third year of the Independence of the United States of America, a. D. 1828, Andrew Sherburne, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a bonk, the right whereofhe 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, 10 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, io the autkors and proprietors of such copies during the rimes cheresn. mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to hearts of Designing, Engraving and Etching historical, and other prints."
RICHARD R. LAVSING,
The author of this little narrative is among the few surviving actors in a Revolution which gave freedom and prosperity to the great republic of North America.
He sees his contemporaries rapidly falling around him, and bending beneath the weight of years and early sufferings. He is constrained to feel that the hour when he shall
of all the earth,” cannot be far distant. Under such circumstances he is impressed with the idea that he still owes a duty to that Being who has protected him "all his life long,” to his country and to his children.
In this work, he has endeavored to unite the discharge of these duties. He has exhibited the merciful interpositions of Providence amidst distresses, dangers and death, with the hope that others may be led to place their trust in God. He has given to his countrymen a "plain, unvarnished tale” of the sufferings of those who in the war of our independence, sustained the cause of liberty in the
tented field” or “on the mountam wave! Most fervently does he wish that Americans may properly appreciate the freedom which they enjoy, while theỹ learn the price of its purchase.
With 'reference to his children, he is not ashamed to confess that the avails which may arise from the sale of this humble performance must be almost their only inheritance.
Washington city, House of Representatives, Feb. 28, 1823.
The Rev. Andrew Sherburne,the bearer of this, is worthy the confidence of the friends of Zion, and esteem of his fellow citizens generally. Twenty years acquaintance, has proved him an undeviating friend, I most cordially sympathise with him in his troubles, having performed those services in the revolutionary war, which entitle him to res. pect.
As far as my acquaintance with Mr. Sherburne informs me, I perfectly coincide in sentiment with Mr. Harris.