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PREACHED IN TRINITY CHURCH, NEW-YORK,
At the Funeral of the
RIGHT REVEREND JOHN HENRY HOBART, D. D.,
BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW-YORK, AND RECTOR OF THE
ON THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 16th, 1830.
BY BENJAMIN T. ONDERDONK, D. D.,
AN ASSISTANT MINISTER OF TRINITY CHURCH, AND PROFESSOR OF THE
CHURCH, IN THE UNITED STATES.
NEW YORK :
PRINTED AT THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL PRESS.
In behalf of the Vestry of Trinity Church, we respectfully solicit, for publication, a copy of the discourse delivered by you at the funeral of the Right Rev. John Henry Hobart, D. D., Bishop of the diocese of New York, and Rector of Trinity Church, on Thursday, the 16th instant. We are, Rev. and Dear Sir, with the greatest respect,
Your obedient servants,
To Rev. Benjamin T. Onderdonk, D. D.
I scarcely know a more embarrassing, and in some respects, more unfavourable situation, in which a clergyman can be placed, than to be requested to preach at the funeral of a beloved and valued friend. The necessary shortness of the notice, and the accompanying agitation of mind, preclude the care and deliberation which he would wish to bestow on a public performance.
The difficulty is greatly enhanced, when the standing of the deceased is calculated to draw a large share of attention to the funeral honours which may be paid to him, and to any delineation which may be attempted of his illustrious character. Trusting that the eye of criticism, if it should be disposed to glance at these pages, will not be unaffected by such circumstances of palliation for any defects, I respectfully accede to your request for a copy of this discourse; and remain, Gentlemen, with high consideration, Your attached friend and pastor,
BENJAMIN T. ONDERDONK. Το
Sianding Committee of the Vestry of Trinity Church, New-York.