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Venerable HENRY JOHN TODD, M. A,
Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Cleveland.
ALTHOUGH I was greatly flattered with the urgent request made to me at your Visitation in last June, to publish the following Sermon, I declined doing so at the time, and should not now have changed my purpose, were it not for the hope, that the publication may benefit an Institu. tion, in which I necessarily take a lively concern. I have added a few notices respecting that Institution, which I would fain believe, will not be uninteresting to the Public.
The Sermon itself, though very unworthy of the important topics of which it treats, will yet, I trust, be found written in a tone of feeling not altogether unsuitable to them. Such as it is, I beg to inscribe it to you,-with sentiments of high respect for your learning and character, and of gratitude for the kind and paternal spirit with which you exercise your superintendence over this Archdeaconry.
I have the honor, Rev, Sir, to remain,
Your faithful Servant,