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PREACHED ON PUBLIC OCCASIONS.

BY

THOMAS CHALMERS, D.D. & LL.D.

PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH,

AND CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF FRANCE

GLASGOW:

WILLIAM COLLINS, 7, S. FREDERICK ST.

LONDON: HAMILTON, ADAMS, & CO.

GLASGOW: WILLIAM COLLINS & co., PRINTERS, CANDI.ERIGG CO JBT.

A NUMBER of the Sermons in this Volume were preached at the request of the Directors of certain Religious and Charitable Societies, chiefly with the view of obtaining contributions in aid of the funds of these Institutions. The other Discourses were delivered on public occasions, connected with some important events, either of great national or local interest. The occasions and objects for which they were preached are generally explained in Prefaces prefixed to the respective Sermons, and Appendices are in several instances added still further to illustrate their nature and design. Independently of the immediate objects the delivery of the Sermons were intended to serve, they were also designed to illustrate some great leading truths or principles connected with the objects of Christian philanthropy, or with those events, whether of a more public or private nature, which called them forth, with the view of giving a wise and salutary direction to the public mind in prosecuting the various objects of benevolence, or of improving those solemn and important events of Providence which form striking eras in the history of our country or of our church.

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