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DELITENED BEFORE THE HONOURABLE TUE MAYOR AND CORPORATION
OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, APRIL 29, 1816;
ON OPENING THE CHAPEL
NEW ALMS-HOUSE, BELLEVUE.
BY JOHN STANFORD, M. A.
The lib'ral hand of Providence expands
PRINTED BY T. AND J. SWORDS,
No. 160 Pearl-Street,
In Common Council, April 29, 1816. RESOLVED, that the thanks of this Common Council be presented to the Rev. Mr. Stanford for his able and eloquent Sermon delivered before them this day, on the occasion of the consecration of the Chapel in the new Alms-House; and that he be requested to furnish a copy thereof for publication.
Extract from the Minutes.
J. MORTON, Clerk.
To the Honourable the Mayor and Common
Council of the City of New-York,
Agreeably to your resolve of April the 29th, requesting a copy of the Discourse which I delivered before you on the opening of the Chapel in the New Alms-House, in order to its publication, I now present it to your hand. Since the delivery of this Sermon, I have met with a few communications in relation to the history of our poor, which I have thought proper to incorporate with the original narrative. I contemplated the introduction of an APPENDIX, which should contain the rise, progress, and present state of the other public Institutions in this City; but, in pursuing the subject I find that it would require a greater portion of time than my present stated duties will permit. On the suggestion, therefore, of some of my learned friends, I no longer detain this Discourse from the press; but, by the blessing of Providence, shall employ my future leisure in continuing the compilation of the history of the other public Institutions; which, should they promisc utility, may hereafter, through your patronage, be presented to the public attention.
I am, Gentlemen,