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

By JONATHAN MATHEW, D.D.

PASTOR OF THE SAID Church.

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

day to day, for suddenly Ihall the wrath of the LORD come
forth, and in thy security thou shalt be destroyed---My son,
gather instruction froin thy YOUTH up : So shalt thou find
wisdom till thing 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; 4 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. My dear young Brethren, I Have now before me a paper directed I to me, signed by a considerable num

ber of you; in which you express both a full perswasion, and a grateful 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 turn of mind, to permit me to deny your request.t

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

of the younger fort.**

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