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TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE
ILLUSTRATED IN THE FOLLOWING DISCOURSES.
1-15, 27. ii. 13 and 31, 20,21, vi.
33, 20,21. vii.
39 84: viii.
25. xiii. ,
65, note. xvü.
5, 22, 24,
18, 22. XX.
47, 20, 21. 2 Cor.
9, 35. Cal.
9, 65, note.
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SOME ACCOUNT OF
THE LIFE OF MR. SEDDON.
THE Rev. John Seddon, author of the following fermons, was near thirty years one of the minifters to a respectable fociety of Proteftant Diffenters in Manchester. His life devoted to the quiet discharge of pastoral duty presents not many scenes that claim the public attention.
Yet fome who venerate his memory, will perhaps be gratified with the few anecdotes that are here subjoined.
The family of Seddon is of French extraction. The name so lately as the reign of Elizabeth was written Sedanne, and traA 3
dition reports that his ancestors came originally from Sedan in the time of William the Conqueror. They had formerly large estates in the neighbourhood of Manchester and Bolton in the Moors, and appear to have intermarried with some of the principal families in Lancashire.
His father the Rev. Peter Seddon, was a diffenting minister at Penrith, and afterward at Cockey-moor near Bolton. He was interred at this last place, with the following inscription on his tomb.
« Here refteth the body of the Rev. Mr. « Peter Seddon, a good scholar, an excellent
preacher, eminent for piety, industry, and « great humility, who departed this life “ April 26, 1731, in the forty-third year of
« his age.
The Rev. John Seddon was born at Lomax-fald, Little Lever, in the parish of