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THE

OFFICER'S DAUGHTER:

A MEMOIR OF

MISS ELIZABETH TATTON.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,

SOME INSTANCES OF DIVINE GRACE IN THE ARMY.

BY
OCTAVIUS WINSLOW, D.D.

“Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget
also thine own people, and thy father's house ; so shall the king
greatly desire thy beauty : for he is thy Lord.”—PSALM xlv. 10. 11

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LONDON:
JAMES NISBET AND CO., 21 BERNERS STREET.

M.DCCC.LXI.

210. g. 42

EDINBURGH: PRINTED BY BALLANTYNE AND COMPANY,

PAUL'S WORK.

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THIS VOLUME IS INSCRIBED,

AS A SMALL THOUGH SINCERE EXPRESSION

OF THE

DEEP AND GRATEFUL AFFECTION

AN AFFECTION WHICH GRACE HAS SANCTIFIED, AND

WHICH ETERNITY WILL PERPETUATE

OF HER

FONDLY ATTACHED BROTHER,

THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE.

It is with some diffidence, yet not without hope of its favourable acceptance, that the Author presents to the military and naval circle, chiefly, the following unpretending little volume. It derives its claims to their perusal less from any literary merit of its own, than from the interesting character and the instructive piety of its subject. It is the record of no military chieftain of daring prowess, and of brilliant exploitof no warrior, the hero of an hundred battles, and connected with the exciting incidents of a long and a splendid campaign-but rather, the simple recollections of a young female, claiming no higher rank in the service than an “Officer's Daughter,” and disappearing from the scenes and associations of earth with scarcely eighteen summers' radiance upon her head.

And yet, retiring as was her life, and unaffected and brief as is its history, the few events with which that

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