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1. A Discovery of Man's vinced Sinner's Care and
Natural State; or, The Cure.
Guilty Sinner Convi&ted.) | III. The Christian's Duty
in Chrift: or, The Con- sonal & Family Religion.
By the late Rev. Mr. THOMAS HALYBURTON,
PRINTED BY DAVID HOGAN,
THE UNITED STATES' BANK,
Tappar Rest asp?R E F A C E.
WERE it not to answer the expećtation of readers, and comply with the custom of writers, the following boek might be ventured out to the world, without either preface, introduction, or recommendation, the very title-page containing enough to entitle it to a careful and candid reading and perufal.
The worth and credit of the author is sufficiently eflablished among such as have any taste of piety or learning.
By the history of his life, which has met with very good acceptance, it appears that he was a man of God, one whom ke had set apart for himself. How diflinct and pointed was he in observing the Lord's way and work, in bringing him to himself!, And where can we see a brighter example, in the fe latter days of the world, of the humbling exerciss and comfortable enjoyment of Chrislians, than in the author ?
How exciting and edifying is it, to see how close he walked with God in his secret intercourse with him, in his domefiic relations, and family devotions, in his public and ministerial work, and his conversation before the world, setting the Lord always before him, and acknowledging him in all his ways !
May we not then expect something very well worth our while, in the performance of one of such a character ? One that had the contents of the book written upon his own heart, before he preached them to his people, and was a living and lively witness and example of the great and grave truths now exhibited to public view.
However little this part of his character may take with the multitude, yet those truly serious, who valued him while ljuing, and have an honour for his
when dead, will, no doubt, take pleasure to see how the great purposes in the
bool were managed by such an excellent hand; and the 'brethren that were concerned in the publishing of it, can, with a good deal of allurance, say, that the experience, upon perusing, will answer the expectations raised, of meet. ing with a spirit of seriousness and piety breathing in it, and a great deal of falid judgment and diflinct thoughts and