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THE WORKS

OF

WILLIAM SMITH, D. D.

LATE PROVOST

OF

THE COLLEGE AND ACADEMY

OF

PHILADELPHIA,

VOL. I.

ENTERED ACCORDING TO LAW.

PHILADELPHIA:

PUBLISHED BY HUGH MAXWELL AND WILLIAM FRY,

NO. 25, NORTH SECOND-STREET,

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PREFACE.

THE Reverend Author of the following work having departed this life just before the emission of it from the press; the Editor is under the necessity of presenting it to the world in his own name: which he does with the greater confidence, on account of its having undergone the review of the Author's most deliberate judgment, and the most careful correction of his pen, during the illness which endled in his dissolution.

As no pains have been spared by the Editory to justify the confidence reposed in him, he seems .entitled to avail himself of the evidences which remain of the high reputation attached to the contents of these volumes during the Author's life. For although, in that long space of time, the active part of which was upwards of fifty years, many of the present generation in the different parts of the United States, have been witnesses of the excellency of his instructions from the pulpit, and to a very great proportion

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