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150 NASSAU-STREET, NEW YORK.

HARYARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

SHELDON FUND
JULY 10, 1940

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1841, by David Nelson, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

Right of publishing transferred to the American Tract Society.

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The President of Centre College, Kentucky, has well said in reference to this work, that “after all the learned, eloquent, and argumentative treatises which have been published, on different branches of the Christian evidences, something was still needed something adapted to the peculiar tastes and condition of our community," especially to many vigorous minds of the West, where the author's life has been chiefly spent, “to excite curiosity, awaken attention, and stimulate inquiry-something which should bring down abstruse argument to the apprehension of men in general, and present striking facts to arrest the attention of the indifferent and the sceptical. Facts drawn from history, science, and observation, are here placed in a strong and often startling light, and there is an earnestness, a personality, a warm lifeblood of reality running through the whole, which gives to the written argument much of the interest and power of an oral address."

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