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PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL,
EMINENT PERSONS OF BOTH SEXES;
FRUITS OF HOLY LIVING, AND THE BLESSEDNESS
OF HOLY DYING.
WITH A PRELIMINARY ESSAY BY
JAMES MONTGOMERY, ESQ.
“ His letters,” say they, “ are weighty and powerful.-Such as we are
ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR.
The merit of having originated the following work is to be ascribed to Mr. Montgomery. The selection and arrangement of the materials were intrusted to the present writer, who must therefore be considered responsible, if the execution should be thought in any respect unworthy of the design. At the same time, the editor must declare that he has done his best to render the defects of the work as few and unimportant as possible; and, upon the whole, he trusts, that as the original idea was excellent, the execution will be found such as not wholly to discredit it.
To show that all diligence has been used to make the work as complete as possible, it may be sufficient to state that the Letters have been selected from considerably more than one hundred different writers; and that the selection has involved, in some cases a regular perusal,