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SKETCHES OF SERMON S.
REV. JOHN SUMMERFIELD, A.M.,
LATE A PREACHER IN CONNEXION WITH THE METHODIST
REV. THOMAS E. BOND, M.D.
“ Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man according as
his work shall be."-Rev., xxii., 12.
PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS,
No. 82 CLIFF-STREET.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1842, by
HARPER & BROTHERS, in the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New York.
TO THE REV. JOSHUA SOUL E,
ONE OF THE BISHOPS OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
REV. AND VERY DEAR SIR,
Many considerations impel me to dedicate this volume of Ser. mons and Sketches of Sermons to you ; but the chief are, that you were among the first who cordially welcomed the Author to this country, and into the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church ; to no one was he more indebted for counsel and direction during his brief sojourn among us; and to no one did he more implicitly yield his entire confidence. He was wont to speak among his friends of your kindness, as being little less than parental, and to express for you a filial regard.
The bereaved relatives of the deceased unite in the desire to embrace this opportunity of expressing publicly their high esteem for you as a man and as a minister of our holy religion, and their grateful remembrance of the kindness so generously extended to one whose memory is so dear to them; and by none of them is the occasion improved with more real gratification