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BY THE LATE
Rev. JOB SWIFT, D. D.
ICH ARE PREFIXED,
QF HIS LIFE AND
PREACHED AT WEST-RUTLAND, ON TSE OCCASION
BYlHE REV. LEMUEL HATNES.
Moreover, I -will endeavour that ye may be able,
DISTRICT OF VERMONT, towtti
f. g, TJE ITREMEMBERED,Thaton
*' fl the first day of December, in the
thirtieth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Huntington iff' Fitch, of Middlebury, in 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: ^^^^
"Discourses on Religious Subjects, by the late lli v. Job Swift, D. D. To which are perfixed, Sketches of his Life and Character, and a Scrmoiijj preached L>t^^^t-Rutland. on the occasion of ins death, by the Wty. Lemuel Haynes.
"MorW^^^Tiviil endeavor that yc may be able, after my decease, to have the.se things ahvays in remembrance. II. Peter,.i. 15."
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled M 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 time therein mentioned."
The above is a true copy of record.
CEPHAS SMITH, jun. Clerk.
TpHE circumstances under which the present work makes its appearance, are different from those usually attending publications of this nature. To those unacquainted with these circumstances, some apology may be necessary for its appearance in its present form. The critical reader may possibly complain, that he does not find the work so complete as it ou^ht to have been, to have authorised thepuUUciUioi^ot' it. But he is requested to suspend his censure till he aUendsto the following brief statement
It is now ahoutp^ear since the mournful tidings arrived,j^^^death of Dr. Swift. The news :ippearecofl^Py to affect all classes of men, and for a long time was the general topic of conversation, as at the death of a Patriarch. It was a remark frequently made, that no person could have died in the State, whose death would have been more universally and deeply felt by the virtuous part of community. Under these circumstances, the minds of people were naturally turned to a review of the life and character of the deceased.— It was much lamented that Dr. S wift, in the course of his Iile, had never, in a single instance, .suffered any of his writings to be published. Of course, it appeared that the benefit accruing, to the world, from the labors of this great and good man, was about to terminate in some degree, with his life. It also appeared, that Dr. Swift had left behind him no written documents, from which tacts could be collected, which might assist in detailing the history of his life.. « .