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Rev. Dr. Hugh Corrans Boggs Ordination
21 November 1788
And to be sold by WILLIAM YOUNG, the corner
of Second and Chusnut-streets,
Two SERMONS on
By the Rev. JOHN ANDREWS, D.D. Rector
of St. James, Bristol,
And Principal of the Academy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the city of Philadelphia.
(Price a quarter dollar.)
Of these discourses, the author, in an advertisement prefixed to them, gives the following account:
The former of the two following discourses was preached on the 1st instant, in Christ's Church, Brunswick, before the cooperation for the relief of the widows and children of clergymen in the communion of the Protestant Episcopal Church; and is now published, at the request of the clergy who attended the meeting. The latter, - preached first at Christ-Church, in this city, September 30, 1787, at the ordination of Messrs. John Wilson Compton, of Maryland, James Elliot, William Carneron and Thomas Scott, of Virginia; and afterwards at St. Peters, September 21, 1788, at the ordination of Messrs. Charles Hopins, Reuben Clopton and Hugh Coran Boggs, of Virginia - the author is induced to add, from the approbation with which it was honored when delivered. He is very sensible indeed, that it may be the fate of it, as has been of many other discourses, to have pleased more from the pulpit, than the press. Should it tend however to deter, though in the smallest degree, men of unsuitable character from aspiring to the ministry - or make those who are usually applied to upon such occasions for recommendations more cautious in bestowing them, he shall think himself sufficiently rewarded.
Philadelphia, October 25, 1788