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OF THE LATE

REV. JOHN GANO,

OF

FRANKFORT,

(KENTUCKY.)

FORMERLY OF THE

CITY OF NEW-YORK.

WRITTEN PRINCIPALLY BY HIMSELF.

NEW-YORK:

PRINTED BY SOUTHWICK AND HARDCASTLE,
FOR JOHN TIEBOUT, NO. 238 WATER-STREET.

:.:•: 1806. ::

District of New-YORK, ss. BE IT REMEMBERED,

on the First day of October, in the Thirty-First Year of the Indepen.

dence of the United States of Ameri(L.S.) ca, JOHN TIEBOUT of the said Dis

trict, hath deposited in this office, the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit :

“ Biographical Memoirs of the late Rev. John Gano, of “Frankfort, (Kentucky.) Formerly of the City of New-York.

WRITTEN PRINCIPALLY BY HIMSELF.

IN CONFORMITY to the Act of the Congress of the said 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, 6. During the times therein mentioned :”

EDWARD DUNSCOMB, Clerk of the District of New-York.

PREFACE.

THE following Publication originated in the great desire, which some of the children of the Author expressed, to have him write a history of his life. Being on a visit in Kentucky, in the winter of 1789 and 1790, I joined my Brothers in persuading him to indulge us, by spending his leisure hours, in commit. ting his life to writing. We had often been entertained by him with anecdotes of his life, which we supposed would be instructive and amusing to others, and, therefore, had a wish that the public might reap a benefit from the same source. No doubt, the partiality of a child, may feel a peculiar interest in many things relative to a fond, indulgent, and affectionate parent, which may be uninteresting to strangers.. Yet, upon mature deliberation I conceived the publication of his biography, might conduce to the edification of serious rea

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