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RIGUT REV. CHARLES P. McILVAINE, D. D.,
BISHOP OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH, IN THE STATE OF Onio;
WITH A PRELIMINARY ADDRESS,
By the dame.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
Entered according to an Act of Congress, in the year 1839, by
ISAAC N. WITING,
in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the District of Ohio.
CUTLER AND PILSBURY, PRINTERS.
PREFACE TO VOL. II.
It will be seen, by the table f contents, that, in a very few instances, the Compiler of this volume has departed from the plan, mentioned in the Preface of the first, of selecting discourses from none but divines of the Church of England. Peculiar circumstances have compelled the resort in a few cases, to authors of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in this country; but not without first obtaining their permission to re-print their discourses.
None but those who have had their attention particularly called to the fact, could be aware how few sermons are published, expressly, on the Sacraments, particularly on Baptism. Besides the sermon on this subject which is here published from the excellent Lectures of Blunt on the Articles, the Compiler has met with nothing so much to his purpose, as the discourses of our own Bishop Griswold.
The same may be said in regard to the Ministry of our Church, as of Apostolic institution and warrant. The attitude of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in this country, in regard to missions, having become somewhat peculiar, in consequence of the stand.assumed, .oc rather. solemnly recognized and avowed, at the General Convention of 1835 it seemed important to select soine discourses on Mišsionary:luty:which should have a special reference to that position. Herfce tlie insertion of the excellent Sermons of Bishop Doane, and of one by the Compiler, preached at the Convention referred to.