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SHORT AND PLAIN
USE OF FAMILIES. '
:. BY THE LATES
Reverend JOB ORTON, S.T.P.
BY ROBERT GENTLEMAN.
FIRST ANERICAN, FROM THE SECOND LONDON EDITION.
THE Editor of this first American edition of the Rev. Mr. Orton's Exposition of the Old Testament, has copied the second English edition of this valuable work. After expressing his gratitude to divine Providence, for en. abling him, through many opposing difficulties and discour. agements, to complete the edition, with so little delay ; hę offers his grateful acknowledgments to his numerous and respectable Subscribers, who have taken nearly the whole of his edition of fifteen hundred copies. He trusts they will be amply remunerated for their liberal patronage, by the religious instruction they will derive to themselves and their families, from the volumes they have received.
The following account of the manner in which this work was rescued from destruction, is related by its original Editor, the Rev. R. GENTLEMAN, and prefixed in an advertise. ment to the last volume.
“ As Mr. Orton, in his preface to the last volume of Dr. DODDRIDGE's Family Expositor, has recorded an ac. count of the remarkable preservation of the manuscript