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Life of Rev. Jeremiah Hallock

by Cyrus Yale



Be It Kemembebed, that on the 29th day of April, A. D. 182S1, in the fifty-second year of the Independence of the United States of America, John P. Haven, of the said district, has deposited in this oifico, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

" Life of Rev. Jeremiah Hallock, late Pastor of the Congregational Church in Canton, Conn.

' a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost, and of faith.'

' Praise ! for yet one more name with power endow'd

' To cheer and guide us, onward as we pass'

Mrs. Hemans. By Cyrus Yale, Pastor of the Congregational Church in NewHartford."

In conformity to the Act of 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 time therein mentioned j" and also, to an A°ti entitled, " An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and booraf to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."


Clerk of the Southern District of New-York

Sleight & George, Printer?, Jamaica, L, (;,


At the request of the Monthly Meeting of Clergymen,, of which Mr. Hallock had for forty years been a member, the Compiler, not without much solicitude, consented to attempt what has resulted in this volume.

The design is not to praise one who was the last to seek honor from men, and whose record is on high ; but partly to erect a monument of the grace of God, which, in connexion with means, forms every character of high moral worth ; and partly to present for imitation, a rare example of piety, fidelity, and success in the Christian Ministry. It has been the aim of the Compiler to furnish a portrait, which, the acquaintance of Mr. Hallock may own and cherish for its resemblance to the original, and from which strangers may derive a measure of that benign influence, which personal friends have to a greater extent enjoyed. The better to accomplish this, he has been chiefly anxious to aid the man of God to stand forth before the eye of the Christian public in all the charm of his own grave, pious, plain, inimitable thoughts, words and actions.

Copious materials for the work have been found in his letters, and especially in his private Journal. This he commenced soon after his conversion, and with little intermission continued, daily or weekly, for about forty-six



Birth.—Ancestry. —Occupation in early life.—Person.

i( I Was born," says Mr. Hallock in a narrative of his early life, " on Monday, the thirteenth of March, 3 758. My native place was Brookhaven, on LongIsland, in the state of New-York. My father's name is William Hallock. He was born on Long-Island in 1730. My mother's name was Alice Homan. My grandfather, Noah Hallock, lived and died at a place, called The-Old-Man's, nearly opposite NewHaven. I have reason to believe, that my paternal grandfather and great grandfather, with my grandmothers, were professors of religion, calvinistic in sentiment, and godly in their lives.

" I have often heard my dear father date his hope at about eight years old, though he was more than forty, when he made a public profession of religion. He always prayed in his family, and I have repeatedly found him at prayer, in some retired place. Ho always appeared to regard the holy Sabbath, to delight in the public worship of the Lord, to respect the Bible and preachers of the Gospel, to love Christians, to value awakenings, and cordially to believe in the doctrines of grace. He ever appeared to think very lowly of himself, and to feel, that, if a Christian, he was the least of all. He was hospitable, and felt in the distresses of the afflicted. He was gifted in prayer, apt to speak in conferences, and to converse on religion. I know of none, with whom I could talk more freely on religious subjects than my dear father. My mother, I believe, made a profession of religion, when I was about eight years old, and I trust from her life and conversation, she really is what she professes to be.

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