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DEDICATED

to the memory of my father HEMAN C. SMITH
"Through such souls alone God stooping, shows sufficient of his light for us in the dark to rise by."--Browning.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The thanks of the author are due to Samuel A. Burgess, and to F. Henry Edwards for their valuable suggestions in the compilation of the material, and their careful and painstaking help in the preparation of the manuscript of this story of the church.

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