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BY JAMES MONTGOMERY,
Psalmist,” “The Christian Poet,” &c.
47, Washington Street:
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit:
District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the sixth day of April, A. D. 1829, in the fifty third year of the independence of the United States of America, CROCKER & BREWSTER, 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:
“Memoirs of the late Mrs. Susan Huntington, of Boston, Mass., By Benjamin B. Wisner, Pastor of the Old Sonth Church in Boston. Third edition. With an introductory Essay, and an Original Poem, by James Montgomery, author of “The World before the Flood,” “Songs of Zion,” “The Christian Psalmist,” “The Christian Poet,” &c.
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, intitled, 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.”
JOHN W. DAVIS,
A Few days after the delivery of the sermon which makes a part of this volume, a much esteemed member of the church under the pastoral care of the compiler, addressed to him a note which contained the following sentences,—"Conversing with some friends upon the subject of your discourse, delivered the last Sabbath, upon the death of our lamented Mrs. Huntington, it was concluded to consult you upon the expediency of giving to the public some of the productions of her pen, which are said to be val. uable; connecting with them your serrnon. How does the plan strike you? If favorably, will you undertake the selection, and the preparation of the volume?”—The work now presented to the public, owes its origin to this communication. It is, with diffidence, committed to the consideration of friendship, the candor of the public, and the blessing of Almighıy God. If it shall be the means of recommending the religion of the Gospel to any individual, or of promoting the consolation and growth in grace of a single follower of Christ, the labor bestowed upon it will not have been in vain.
Boston, May, 1826.
THREE editions of these Memoirs, each of two thousand copies, have been published and sold in the United States, and a fourth edition is now demanded. Several editions have also been published in Great Britain, at Edinburgh, and at Glasgow; the former with recommendatory notices by the Rev. Dr. Muir, and the Rev. DR. GORDON, distinguished clergymen of that city; the latter with the Introductory Essay and Poem, by JAMES MONTGOMERY, which make a part of this volume.Mr. William Collins, of Glasgow, is publishing a “Series of SELECT CHRISTIAN AUTHORS, with INTRODUCTORY Essays, designed to consist of the most popular and practical works on the subject of Christianity; to embrace the most valuable and select portions of eminent theological writers, whether of the Established, Nonconformist, or Dissenting denominations, and the Lives of those who have been eminent for piety, learning, and christian usefulness.” The Series consists of such works as Baxter's Saints' Rest, Halyburton's Memoirs, M'Laurin's Essays, Doddridge's Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul, Butler's Analogy of Religion, Edwards on Religious Affections, Owen on Indwelling Sin, Wilberforce's Practical View, Pascal's Thoughts, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, &c. &c. The Introductory Essays are by the Rev. Thomas Chalmers, D. D., Thomas Erskine, Esq. Rev. Robert Gordon, D. D. William Wilberforce, Esq., Rev. Andrew Thompson, D. D., James Montgomery, Esq., Rev. Charles Simeon, Rev. John Foster, &c. &c The Memoirs of Mrs. Huntington are No. 41 of this series,
Boston, April, 1833.