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C A LL

то

THE UNCONVERTED,

TO

TURN AND LIVE,

AND

ACCEPT MERCY, WHILE MERCY MAY BE
HAD, AS EVER THEY WILL FIND MERCY

IN THE DAY OF THEIR EXTREMITY,

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TO WAICA IS ADDED,
A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY T. BEDLINGTOX.

T. G. Bangs, Printer.

1818.

KC104 33

KARVARD UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY 47*17

The Great Success which attended the Cali.

when first published, and a short Account of the Author,

IT
may be

proper to prefis an account of this book, given by Mr. Baxter himself, which was found in his study after his death, in his own words.

" I published a short treatise on conversion, entitled, A Call to the Unconverted. The occasion of this was my converse with Bishop Usher, while I was at London, who approving my method and directions for peace of Conscience, was importunate with me to write directions suit. ed to the various states of Christians, and also against particular sins : I reverenced the man, but disregarded these persuasions, supposing I could do nothing but what is done better already: But when he was dead, his words went deeper to my mind, and I purposed to obey his counsel ; yet so as that to the first sort of men (the un. godly) I thought vehement persuasions meeter than directions only : and so for such I published this little book, wbich GOD hath blessed with unexpected success,

beyond all the rest that I have written, except The Saints'

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