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MINISTER OF CHRIST,
RE-PRINTED FOR, AND SOLD BY W. LEICESTER,
to. Zion. His sickness, and other trials. Waits
MONTHLY MEETING OF PROVIDENCE
UR beloved friend Job Scott was born in
Providence the 18th of roth month 1751, new style, in that part of it now North-Providence. His parents were John and Lydia Scott, who gave him such opportunities as, through his turn for literary improvement, he acquired both a competent share of common school learning, and made some progress in some other branches of literature.
In his young years it appears, that by disregarding the reproofs of instruction, manifested in his own mind, he was drawn into vanity, dissipation and folly. Repeated and great were his conflicts between his depraved propensities and the convictions of cruih, but the latter humbling and melting his heart into contrition, he was graciously favoured to see the evil of his ways, and the destruction which awaited him if he did not reject the Tempter, forfake his wicked companions, and turn to the Lord in obedience to his holy law written in his heart; until at length he so learned obedience by the things which he suffered, that he gave up to the operations of the spirit of Christ upon him, in the faith of its divine, restraining, preserving and sanctifying power, and therein experienced the consolation of his heavenly Father's love.
Being thus humbled under the various turnings of the Lord's hand upon him, and clearly convinced of the power and efficacy of the distinguishing principle of our holy profession, viz. the light of Christ within man, as God's gift for his salvation; he re. quested the care, and became a member of the monthly meeting of Smithfield, then extending to