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Excerpt from Memoir of the Rev. Nathaniel Ward, A. M: Author of the Simple Cobbler of Agawam in America, With Notices of His FamilyThe writer of this memoir has long felt a strong desire to know more of the history of the Rev. Nathaniel Ward thanMoreExcerpt from Memoir of the Rev. Nathaniel Ward, A. M: Author of the Simple Cobbler of Agawam in America, With Notices of His FamilyThe writer of this memoir has long felt a strong desire to know more of the history of the Rev. Nathaniel Ward than could be learned from the brief sketches of his life that, from time to time, have appeared in periodicals and other works. This learned divine was one of the earliest of our American authors- and his merits as a writer, as well as his services in compiling the early laws of Massachusetts, have made his name familiar to the readers of New England history. But the facts related concerning him in the fullest of those sketches, were found to be scanty and unsatisfactory- and, many years ago, the writer began to collect such notices of Mr. Wards life and writings, as fell in his way in the course of his reading.The present biography has been compiled from materials gleaned from various and scattered sources. It is not so full in its details as the writer would like, and probably not so full as some subsequent investigator may make it- yet he has been quite as successful in obtaining materials as he hoped for when he began his labors.The appendix, besides other matters, contains biographic sketches of Mr. Wards two brothers, and of his oldest son. These sketches are believed to be more full than any previously published. The will of Mr. Wards father is curious and interesting.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.