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Elizabeth Cairns was a preacher in the earlier eighteenth century. What survives from her life of writing is not her sermons but her religious autobiography.
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1685 EC was born in a little cottage at Blackfoord or Blackford in Scotland. Bibliographic Citation link.
About 1729 EC, in her mid-forties and having lost both her parents, began to think through and to write down the story of her up-and-down relationship with God. Bibliographic Citation link.
1731 EC stopped writing her memoirs, for fear of doing harm to religion by the circulation of incorrect copies; she lost five years before she decided that this idea came from the devil. Bibliographic Citation link.
4 April 1741 EC died at Leith in Scotland (the port attached to Edinburgh). Bibliographic Citation link.
1762 EC's Memoirs were posthumously published at Glasgow. Bibliographic Citation link.
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