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EXPERIENCE & TRA VEILS,

FROM CHILDHOOD 10 1814,
BEING tJPWARDS OF THIRTY-SIX YEARS.

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. NEW-FORK:
PRINTED AKD SOLD BY JOHN C. TOTTEN,
NO. 9 BOWERY-LANE,

Where may be had all the various books written by Lorenzo:
also the "Journey of Life," by Peggy Dow—aa an appen&&
to this hittery.

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JKstrict tj Mtiu-York, it itit:

irwv T> E rr Memkstbkmd that on the twenty-eighth day of

fr „ 7 J3 April, in the thirty-eighth year of the Independ5 ence °f 'he United States of America, John C. Totten, of the said district, has deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

"History of Cosmopolite; or the four volumes of Lorenzo's Journal, concentrated in one; containing his Experience and Travels, from childhood to 1814; being upwards of thirty-six years. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Dakiel." .,.

In conformity to the act of the 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 times therein mentioned," and also to an act, entitled "An act supplementary to art Act, 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 times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of Designing, Engraving, and Etching, Historical and other Prints.'3

THERON RUDD,
Clerk of the District of New-York.

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sr^3*E OF .YEW-YORK, SS. "BY this public instrument, fie it known to all to whom the same may. or doth concern, that I, CADWALtinzn D. CoiJiw, a Public Notary, in and for the State of New-York, by tetters Patent under the Great Seal of the said State, duly commissioned and sworn, and in and by the said Letters Patent, invested," with full powers and authority to attest deeds, wills, testaments, codicils, agreements, and other instruments in writing, and to administer any oath or oaths to any person or persons," Do hereby certify, that on the day of the date hereof, personally appeared before me the said Notary, the Reverend Lorenzo Done, whose person being by me particularly examined, appears to me to be of the age of twentyeight years, or thereabouts; of the height of five feet ten inches: rather light complexioned, and much marked with the. small-pox j having small light eyes, dark brown hair and eyebrows, small features, and a short visage, a scrophulous mark on his neck, under his chin, on the right aide: and the said Lorenzo Dorm being by me duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, deposeth, and saith, that he was born in thp town of Coventry, in the State of Connecticut, in the United States of America, of Humphrey B. Dow, and Tabithahis wife, who was Tabitha Parker; that his said parents were also born in the said town; that his mother is dead, but his father U yet living, and resides in the same place. And the said deponent further saith, that he is the person named, intended and described as Lorenzo Dow, in all and each of the several docu, ments hereunto annexed, which are respectively lettered A. B. C. D. and which are now produced to me, the said Notary, and lettered as aforesaid by me, the said Notary, and my notarial firm thereon written. <^ "And I the said Notary, do further certify, that on the ..'^ same day and year last aforesaid, also appeared" before me, the *5 Reveren,! Nichokis Snethen of New-York, and James Quacken. t bush, of the State of N-^w-York, gentleman, who being by me also sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, depose -j. and say, and first the said Nicholas Snethen saith, that he is , well acquainted with the said Lorenzo Dow, and known hini iyi from bis youth to this time; and this deponent has been also Of well acquainted with the Parents of the said Lorenzo Dow ., that the said Lorenzo Doth is a native of the United States of America, and a Minister of the Holy Gospel, and the said depo'qj* nent doth verify believe that all the facts herein stated and set forth by the said Lorenzo Dow are true.

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And the said James Quackenbush saith, that he hath known the said Lorenzo How, for four years last past, and upwards.— that he hath always understood, and doth believe, him to be a native citizen of the United States of America, and doth believe that all the facts to which the said Lorenzo Don) hath above deposed, are true. And the said Lorenzo Dow being such native citizen as aforesaid, of the United States of America, is entitled to all the advantages and privileges thereof, and to the friendly. aid and protection of all persons Potentates and States, with whom the said United States are in peace and "T|*-4'/$' . ,.. •.. j ,k *, V ». .A'''/

Whereof an attestation being required, I have granted 'his under'my notarial firm and.seal. '', ••^H >;' i,-.'t Z. Done at the City of New-York,: in the United States of ; America, the said deponents having first countersigned the same, this fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five. , CADWALLADER D. COLDEN.

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To all to whom these presents shall concern.

Greeting. . .

THE BEARER HEREOF, LORENZO DOW, A Citizen of the United States of America, having occasion to pass into foreign countries, about his lawful aflairs, these are to pray all whom it may concern, to permit the same Lorenzo Dow, (he demeaning himself well and peaceably) to pass wheresoever his lawful pursuits may call him, freely without let or molestation in going, staying, or returning, and to give him all friendly aid and protection, as these United States would do in the like casei - '. > - ». ;

'I^fajtii Whereof,

Of State's I hate caused the seal of the Department

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Cad-wallader JO. Colden, Not. Pub.

ViBGiim, to wit. BE it known to all whom it may concern, that the teverend Lorenzo Do-a, who declares himself a native of Connecticut, one of the United States of America, has for two or three years past occasionally travelled through this commonwealth, as an itinerant Preacher .of the Gospel; that his appointments to preach have, according' to report, been attended by considerable numbers of the inhabitants of this state; that on all occasions his conduct has been inoffensive, and his manners impressive: it is believed that his views are confined to the promotion of human happiness, by diffusing, to the utmost of his abilities, a knowledge of the Christian Religion, and by a conviction, on his part, of its tendency to that desirable object. This certificate is granted to the said Reverend Iioremo Do-ji, at the request of his friends, in consequence of a meditated voyage to Europe for the restoration of his impaired health.

r***~, Given under my hand as Governor, with the

C ?Seal of the Commonwealth annexed—at Kicti-
J8*"-5 mond, this 19th day of October—1805.

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JOHN PAGE.

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Cadwallader D. Colder., Jv'et. Pub.

"HUMPHREY B. DOW and Tabitha Parker were joined in marriage, October 8th, A. D. 1767."

*' Lorenzo Dow, son of Humphrey B. Dow and Tabitha his wif was born in Coventry, October 16th, A. D. 1777." -»'- (A true copy of record examined by)

Nathan Hovard, Town clcrV.

STATE OF CONNECTICUT SSt.
COVENTRY.

October 11th, A. D. 1805.

"I, THE subscriber, do. hereby certify that by the law of the State aforesaid all marriages, births and deaths are to be recorded in the records of their respective towns; and Nathan Howard, Esq. who hath attested the aforesaid from the town records, is the clerk of said town, duly appointed and sworn, and that the above signature is in his own proper band

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