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THE

ADVICES

AND

MEDITATIONS

OF THE LATE

WILLIAM HASLETT, ESQUIRE;

CONSISTING OY

1. AN ADDRESS TO THE CLERGY AND CHRISTIANS

OF ALL DENOMINATIONS, WITH SOME DISCRIMI•

NATIVE MARKS OF GRACE.
II. A PRACTICAL ESSAY ON THE INFLUENCES OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT.
III. SERIOUS HINTS TO LOUD AND ALARMING

PREACHERS OF THE GOSPEL, AND THE REGULAR

AND ORDERLY PROFESSORS OF RELIGION.
IV. THE MORNING AND EVENING MEDITATIONS
d
OF A WEEK:
WITH SOME MINOR PIECES,

AND
EXTRACTS FROM FLAVEL.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED
A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR.

Philadelphia:

PRINED FOR ANN M. HASLETT,
ON THE VERTICAL PRESS, BY D. & s. NEALL,

No. 2, Hartung's Alley.

1825.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

OF

WILLIAM HASLETT, ESQUIRE.*

THE late. William Haslett was born at Dumnicey, in Ireland, on the 6th of May, 1766, and departed this life on the 11th of July, 1821, at Woodville, Mississippi. Early in life he emigrated to this country, which he adopted as his own, and became completely naturalized, not as it regards civil privileges only, but also, as to his feelings and attachments.

Mr. Haslett was endowed with a vigorous intellect; his judgment was sound and discriminating, his memory retentive, and his fancy lively. He had not indeed the advantages of a liberal education, but his mind was cultivated and strengthened hy reading, by reflection, and by an acquaintance with the world. In the transaction of business hc was prompt, methodical and decisive. He had a strong predilection for the shipping business; and as long as our trade was unembarrassed, his success was rapid and uninterrupted.

As an officer of the church, Mr. Haslett displayed no common talents. He was independent and

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* Compiled from Mr. Haslett's papers, and an * Obituary Notice" of him, published in the Presbyterian Magazine, Vol. I. for Nov. 1821.

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