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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by

ALFRED LEE, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the District

of Delaware.

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To those who enjoyed the privilege of acquaintance with the subject of this Memoir, it would be superfluous to adduce reasons for its publication. Among them, it is believed, there is no difference of opinion as to the advantage and duty of giving to the community as full a delineation of her life and labors, as the materials which are accessible can supply. While her life was that of a retired invalid, the grace of God which was in her could not be hid, but was productive of such abundant and blessed fruits, that she became, in her own city and vicinity, extensively known — so far known, indeed, and loved, and honored, as to awaken a very general and earnest desire for a memorial like the present. The author has complied with the request to prepare the sketch for the public eye, with unfeigned reluctance, sensible of his inability, amid other numerous and pressing engagements, to do it justice. But the task itself appeared attractive in prospect, and has proved delightful in execution. He can only express the hope that the reader may find as much pleasure and edification in the perusal, as he has found in the preparation. It has

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