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Latė MissioNARY ( appointed by the Society for Pro-
PAGATING the Gospel) for GLOUCESTER COUNTY,
P HIL A D Ε Ι Ρ Η Ι Α :
PRINTED BY JOHN D'UNLAP, IN MARKET-STREET.
M. DCC. LXXII.
'HE Author of the following Poems was born in
the city of Philadelphia, June 8th, 1742 ; and was sent to the Academy there, soon after it was first opened, and before the Collegiate part of the Institution was begun. Having spent about six years in Grammar Learning, his parents, who were reputable citizens, designing him for merchandize, put him Apprentice; but not finding either his genius or inclination leading him much to that profession, he devoted more of his time to the service of the Muses, than to the business of the Counting House. Soon after the expiration of his apprenticeship, be accordingly returned to the College, and applied himself, with great diligence, to the study of Philosophy and the Sciences, till the Commencement, May 30th, 1765; when, on account of his great merit and promising genius, he was, by Special Mandate of the Trustees, upon the recommendation of the Provost and Faculty of Profesors, complimented with a Diploma for the degree of Master of Arts ; although he had not taken the previous degree of Bachelor of Arts, on account, of the interruption in his course of studies, during the term of bis apprenticeship.