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BRIEF HISTORY

OF

LAWS, PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND REPORTS;

WITH

FACTS, APPEALS, AND ANSWERS

TO POPULAR OBJECTIONS RELATING TO THE

CHRISTIAN SABBATH.

BY

HARMON KINGSBURY.

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“ If thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from bis way, that wicked man shall
die in his iniquity ; but his blood will I require at thy hand."-EZEK. XXXIN.
“The profanation of the Sabbath is an offence against God and Religion."

BLACKSTONE.

NEW-YORK:
JONATHAN LEAVITT,

14 JOHN STREET.

BVIO
K5

The net avails of this work are devoted to the cause of the Sabbath.

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ENTERED according to an Act of Congress, in the year 1841, by

ELIJAH WHITNEY, in the Clerk's Office, of the District Court of the Southern District of

New-York.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The first edition of this work met a rapid sale. A second is now called for; and the publishers, in presenting it, anticipate a general demand and an extensive circulation.

The importance of the cause to which the work is devoted, and the increasing individual and national violation of the Sabbath, render its publication at the present time exceedingly desirable. The work is especially designed to aid in reviving an interest in this sacred institution, and in uniting the enterprise and enlisting the co-operation of the Christian community, in a general effort to promote the better observance of the Sabbath. To augment its usefulness and render it an efficient auxiliary in this holy cause, the Author has carefully revised, corrected and re-arranged the matter of the work, and presented it, thus altered and improved, to the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the “ AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF CHRISTIAN MORALS."*

By this arrangement, it is believed, the main design of the Author will be greatly advanced, and the cause of the Sabbath promoted. The means of circulating the work afforded by the operations of this Society, and its facilities for the accomplishment of the object, are far more extensive than can be obtained through the ordinary channels. By a judicious and extended system of agencies, information may be communicated, an interest awakened, and the united

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