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THE

ASSISTANT

TO

FAMILY RELIGION,

IN

SIX PARTS:

CONTAINING

A SERMON ON FAMILY RELIGION;
A SYSTEM OF NATURAL AND REVEALED RELIGION,
IN THE FORM OF QUESTION AND ANSWER, ACCOM-
PANIED WITH SCRIPTURE PROOFS, IN THIRTY-TWO
CHAPTERS;

A SERIES OF RESOLUTIONS, AND QUESTIONS OF
SELF-EXAMINATION;

MORNING AND EVENING PRAYERS FOR EVERY DAY
FOR TWO WEEKS, TOGETHER WITH OCCASIONAL
PRAYERS;

SELECT PSALMS AND HYMNS, ADAPTED TO FAMILY
DEVOTION; AND

SELECT HARMONY, OR PSALM TUNES, SUITABLE FOR
FAMILY WORSHIP.

BY

WILLIAM COGSWELL, A. M.

PASTOR OF THE SOUTH CHURCEL IN DEDHAM.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY CROCKER & BREWSTER,

No. 47, Washington Street,-late 50, Cornhill.

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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit:

District Clerk's Office. BEIT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty second day of March, A. D. 1827, in the fifty first year of the Independence of the United States of America, William Cogswell, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as Author, in the words following, to wit:

“The Assistant to Family Religion, in Six Parts; containing a Sermon on Family Religion; a System of Natural and Revealed Religion, in the form of Question and Answer, accompanied with Scripture proofs, in thirty-two Chapters; a Series of Resolutions, and Questions of Self-examination; Morning and Evening Prayers for every Day for two weeks, together with Occasional Prayers; Select Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Family

Devotion; and Select Harmony, or Psalm Tunes suitable for Family Worship. By William Cogswell, A. M. Pastor of the South Church in Dedham."

In Conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, intitled, “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 also to an act, intitled, “An act supplementary to an act, intitled, An aet 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."

JNO. W. DAVIS,
Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

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RECOMMENDATION.

"HAVING seen the plan, and a part of the execution, of a book on Family Religion, about to be published by the Rev. William Cogswell of Dedbam, we the undersigned, would express our cordial approbation of the same. It is on a subject vitally important to the interests of the Redeemer's kingdom; and which claims the serious and earnest attention of the Christian Community. The plan and execution of the work, so far as we have attended to them, appear to be judicious, and well calculated to accomplish the end in view. The work we think will be very useful, and highly deserving the attention of individuals and families. We earnestly hope, that the publication may meet with liberal patronage, and be accompanied with the Divine blessing."

April, 1826.

The above recommendation is signed by the following gentlemen, Rev. Dr. Holmes, Cambridge, Rev. Dr. Kellogg, Framingham, Rev. Dr. Park, Providence, Rev. Dr. Jenks, Boston, Rev. Dr. Codman, Dorchester, Rev. Mr. Fisk, Wrentham, Rev. Mr. Wisner, Boston, Rev. Mr. Emerson, Salem, Rev. Mr. Fay, Charlestown, Rev. Mr. Curtis, Sharon, Rev. Mr. Ide, Medway, Rev. Mr. Dwight, Boston, Rev. Mr. Burgess, Dedham, Rev. Mr. Hitchcock, Randolph, Rey. Mr. Gile, Milton, Rev. Mr. Green, Boston, Rev. Mr. Storrs, Braintree, Rev. Mr. Huntington, North Bridgewater, and Rev. Mr. Cornelius, Salem.

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