The Works of That Eminent Minister of the Gospel, Job Scott, Vol. 1
Excerpt from The Works of That Eminent Minister of the Gospel, Job Scott, Vol. 1: Late of Providence, Rhode Island The Meeting for Sufferings in New England, having carefully examined the manuscript Journal of Job Scott, soon after his decease, made such selections and abridgments, as to them appeared likely to be productive of usefulness. The Journal, thus arranged, was first printed in New York, in the year 1797. It has since passed through several editions, both in America and Europe. Some additions were made to that published by William Phillips and William Alexander, in England, in the year 1815. In their advertisement, they state as follows: "The additions are derived from authentic sources, and one of the most considerable, from a manuscript in the author's own handwriting." "The additional account of his last illness is given by one of his attendants, through the whole of that painful, and yet joyous scene." It is now several years, since most of the original manuscripts of Job Scott were placed in my hands, by his father-in-law and children, principally for the purpose of making out a fair copy, for private use, of such parts of the Journal and other essays which had not been published, as appeared worthy of preservation. Such a transcript having been carefully made from the originals, and occasionally perused by a considerable number of Friends, and the circumstance becoming thus known, that a large and valuable portion of the Journal and other works, had never been printed, a general interest has been excited, and desires have been frequently expressed, that the whole Journal and Works of Job Scott should be published. In accordance with these desires, and the design of the author, (as appears by the following memorandums made by himself, ) and in order that a knowledge of his views, exercises, and labours for promoting the cause of truth, and the good of mankind, may be more widely diffused, the present edition is presented to the public. In conformity with the discipline and regulations of the Yearly Meeting of Friends held in Philadelphia, the additional manuscripts have been submitted to the Committee representing said meeting in its recess, and their advice and assistance obtained in making those corrections and arrangements which appeared to comport with the views of the author. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.