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MANUSCRIPTS OF SEVERAL EMINENT MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL,
RESIDING IN THE SOUTHERN STATES.
CAREFULLY SELECTED FROM THE ORIGINÁL MANUSCRIPTS, WITH THE CONSENT AND
APPROBATION OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AUTHORS,
A FEW POSTHUMOUS SERMONS,
MANUSCRIPTS OF EMINENT DECEASED MINISTERS,
Who, when living had resided in the Southern States.
CAREFULLY SELECTED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS,
WITH THE CONSENT AND APPROBATION OF THOSE IN WHOSE POSSESSION THEY WERE
BY THE REV. COLIN M'IVER.
PUBLISHED BY THE EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
William Fry, Printer.
THE NEW YORK
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DISTRICT OF CAPE-FEAR,
To wit : BE IT REMEMBERED, that, on the 7th day of March, in the forty-eighth year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1823, the Rev. Colin M'Iver, of the said District, has deposited in this office, the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, “ The Southern Preacher; a collection of Sermons, from the Manuscripts of
“several eminent Ministers of the Gospel, residing in the Southern States. “ Carefully selected from the Original Manuscripts, with the consent and “ approbation of their respective authors. Together with a few Posthu“mous Sermons, from the Manuscripts of eminent deceased Ministers, “who, when living, had resided in the Southern States. Carefully selected “from the Original Manuseripts, with the consent and approbation of “those in whose possession-they:were found. • By: the Reverend Colin
“M'Iver." In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ 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 "times therein mentioned;" and also to an act eiddled “ An act, sur plementsary to an act, entitled 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 times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits there“of to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching, Historical and other “ prints.” Witness Carleton Walker, Clerk of the District of Cape Fear.
SERMON V. On the deceitfulness and wickedness of the Heart. By the Reve
rend William Hooper, A. M. Minister of the Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Jeremiah, xvii. 9.-" The Heart “ is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.” . 81
SERMON VI. On the way of Acceptance, as announced in the Gospel. By the
Romans, viii. 3, 4.-"For what the law could not do, in " that it was weak, through the flesh, God, sending his own Son " in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the “flesh, that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in
US, who walk, not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” . 93
SERMON VII. On the Doctrine of a Particular Providence. By the Reverend
Arthur Buist, Minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Psalm, xcvii. 1.-" The Lord “reigneth, let the Earth rejoice.”
SERMO-N: VIII.: On the Character and Doom of the Wicked. By the Reverend
Adam Empie, Minister of the., Episcopal: Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. Ezekiels.xxxiii. 8-5 wicked Man, thou
O "shalt surely die."
SERMON IX. On the vanity of Life, and the folly of the Worldling. By the same. Job, vii. 16.-"I would not live alway."
SERMON X. On the necessity of Preparation for Death. By the Reverend John
S. Capers, Minister of a Methodist Church near Georgetown, South Carolina. Matthew, xxiv. 44. Therefore, be ye also “ ready; for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man " cometh."
SERMON XI. On the Blessedness of not being offended in Christ. By the Reve
rend Eleazar Harris, A. M. Minister of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in York District, S. Carolina. Matthew, xi. 6.- And blessed is he, whosoever is not offended in me." 173