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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1842,
By E. WHITNEY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
The following Argument in defence of the Sabbath was called forth by the discussions of the late“ Church, Ministry, and Sabbath Convention," so termed, in this city. A wish has been repeatedly expressed that it should be written out for publication. This has been done — but amid a pressure of other duties which has subjected the author to frequent interruptions, much consequent delay, and some serious disadvantages in its accomplishment. In writing it out, some trains of thought have been introduced which were not presented in the Convention, and some, which were then merely hinted at, have been carried out. The Argument differs from the ordinary discussions of the subject, in that its strength is mainly expended on two points, which, in the author's judgment, are usually despatched