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NORTHERN DISTRICT OF
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-fourth day of A pril, in the fiftyfirst year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. [L. S.] 1827, ELI MEEKER, of the said District, hath deposited in this Office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Author, in the words following, to wit:
"Sermons, on Philosophical, Evangelical, and Practical subjects. Designed for the use of various Denominations of Christians. By the Rev. Eli Meeker."
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;" and also, to the act entitled "An act supplementary to an act entitled ⚫ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of Designing, Engraving, and Etching historical and other prints," R. R. LANSING, Clerk of the Northern District of New-York.
THE following work is designed particularly for the use of individuals and families, whose volumes are few and whose reading is not extensive. And for the purpose of rendering it the more useful, a considerable portion of six interesting subjects is taken from the writings of men so eminent, that publick utility is offered as an apology for thus presuming.
A few other particulars have been selected from other authors. It is hoped the selection of subjects and their illustration, will interest many who are not professedly pious, as well as edify the most devout Christian. As a large number in this vicinity have become subscribers for the present volume with the expectation of its containing considerable variety, exertions have been made not to have them disappointed. The present and future well-being of man, is the object for which these sermons appear in print. The author humbly hopes, his labours in preparing this work for publication, will in some degree prove useful for the promoting of its designed end; there fore, it is presented to the publick.