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Published more particularly at their Desire, and dedicated to them,

By JONATHAN MATHEW, D.D.
Miss July 6766-16 year of bej age oshi

PASTOR OF THE SAID CHURCH.

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MAKE no tarrying to turn to the Lord, and put not off from

day to day; for suddenly Thall the wrath of the LORD come
forth, and in thy security thou thalt be deitroyed---My son,
gather instruction from thy YOUTH up: So shalt thou find
wisdom till thine OLD AGE.

Jesus the Son of SIRACH.

BOSTON, NEW-ENGLAND:
Printed by RICHARD and SAMUEL DRAPER, in Newbury-Street:

Edes and Gill, in Queen-Streer; and Thomas and
JOHN FLEET, at the Heart & Crown in Cornhill, 1763

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To the YOUNG Men who usually attend his

Ministry ; and, more particularly,
To those of them, at whose REQUEST the fol-

lowing Discourses are published.

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My dear young Brethren,
Have now before me a paper directed
to me, signed by a considerable num-

ber of you; in which you express both a full perswasion, and a graceful sense of my friendly design in preaching the followlowing sermons : At the same time desiring a copy for the press, in terms at once too respectful to me to be here repeated, and too plainly indicating a serious curn of mind, to permit me to deny your request.

I should, indeed, do an injury to myself, if I denied that my aim in them was, as you suppose," the bettering your minds and morals.” And the manner in which you actended to them, when preached, together with your being so well fatisfied with them as to desire to read them in print, affords ground to hope that, by the blessing of God, che fountain of truth, light and wisdom, A 2

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+ The paper here referred to, was signed by about fifty persons

of the younger fort.

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