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for the press, I am obliged to defer it until another opportunity.
Commending you therefore to God, and to the word of his grace, and waiting the fulfil ment of the promises, I subscribe myself,
An unworthy Son of,
A Steward of the mysteries of God,
High Street, August 3, 1813.
GLEANINGS OF THE VINTAGE;
TO THE SPIRITUAL EDIFICATION
CHURCH OF CHRIST;
• REV. WILLIAM HUNTINGTON, S. S.
LATE MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL,
AT PROVIDENCE CHAPEL, GRAY'S INN LANE,
There shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning
Isa. xxiv. 13.
The new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not,
Isa. lxv. 8.
PUBLISHED BY E. HUNTINGTON, 55, HIGH STREET,
1. a. 62.
of God, to whom they will prove a peculiar treasure. Should this pamphlet fall into the hands of any friend, who may have by him any original letters, I humbly request the loan of them for a short period, that they also may be added to the following parts of this work.
I purpose, by the blessing of God, to continue publishing the Letters that I am now in possession of, and others that fall into my hands, that may tend to your edification, till the whole of them are printed, which I am confident will prove a most acceptable service to you. His last Sermon God hath enabled me already to give you; an earlier one delivered many months ago, for the taking of which in short hand I employed a professional person of the first practice, I have also by me, and shall appear when leisure permits.
"He which hath begun a good work in you,' says the apostle, "will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ;" and it is elsewhere expressly declared, "That the needy shall not alway be forgotten, that the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever."
I had intended to have given with this a brief statement of his last illness and death, but being so closely engaged in copying letters