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TO A

YOUNG CHRISTIAN

ON THE

IMPORTANCE OF AIMING AT AN

ELEVATED STANDARD OF PIETY.

BY A VILLAGE PASTOR.

WITH

AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY,

BY THE REV. DR. ALEXANDER, OF PRINCETON, N. 3

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Southern District of New-York, ss.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the eighteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty, and in the fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Zechariah Lewis, 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, to wit :

-“ Advice to a Young Christian, on the importance of aiming at an Elevated Standard of Piety. By a Village Pastor. With an Introductory Essay, by the Rev. Dr. Alexander, of Princeton, N J. Feed my Lambs. :)

In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entiticul, “ 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 time therein mentioned.” And also to an Act, entitled, “An Act, supplementary 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 thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints "

FREDERICK J. BETTS,
Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.

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PREFACE.

To the Lambs of Christ's flock, whom Peter was enjoined by the Good Shepherd to feed, I dedicate this little book. The letters which compose it, were written to instruct one of their number, the daughter of an highly valued friend. Since they are now made public, it is the ardent prayer of the Author, that they may comfort and edify many more.

As revivals of Religion have become so frequent, and have embraced in their sanctifying influence, so many youth of both sexes : these letters are given to the public, with the hope, that under God, they may stimulate such youth to activity in the cause of Christ; and awaken a desire for those exalted spiritual attainments, which it is their object to recommend.

The age in which we live, demands a high

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