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ACTOR, 15 NOX ANO
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:
District Clerk's Office. BE it remembered, that on the twentieth day of February, A.D. 1824, in the forty-eighth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Wells and Lilly, of the said District, have deposited in this Office the title of a Book, the Right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the Words following, to wit:
“ Sermons by the late Rev. Samuel C. Thacher, With a Memoir by F. W. P. Greenwood."
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 an 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 Ecching Historical and other Prints."
JNO. W. DAVIS,
The Sermons now presented to the public, have been selected from the late Mr. Thacher's manuscripts, with the permission of his relatives; and such corrections have been made as alone seemed necessary to fit them for the press. It is believed that they will form a valuable addition to our treasures of practical divinity. As discourses for family reading, they will not suffer, perhaps, in comparison with any which have been published.
In whatever light they may be regarded by the public, the Editor is confident that they will be gratefully received by those for whose particular instruction they were composed, and who still remember the looks, the tones, and the gestures with which they were accompanied, when pronounced by lips that have long been silent. By them, these Sermons will be cherished as a valuable memento of their departed friend.