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pressing to you my opinion, that it is calculated to be useful to the public, and I should recommend you to have it published. Whoever reads the work will, I doubt not, find therein, interest and instruction. Affectionately yours,

W. FISK. Wesleyan University, Middletown, Ct. Aug. 21, 1835.

From the Reo. F. Reed, Agent of the Wesleyan University. Having read a part of the manuscript, I cheerfully concur in the above recommendation,

F. REED.

From the Rev. J. Holdich, A. M. Professor of Intellectual and Moral

Philosophy and Belles Lettres in the Wesleyan University. Rev. and Dear Brother, Having examined, as far as opportunity would permit, the MS., I am pre. pared to say, that I believe your production well calculated to benefit the rising generation, for whose sake chiefly, you design to publish. The sub. ject is highly important and interesting ; and to fortify the youthful mind against the seducing spirit of the age, by the implantation of sound religious principle, is essential to their happiness and welfare in this world, and in that which is to come.

I therefore sincerely wish you success in your undertaking; and that your work may be the means of unspeakable benefit to many. I am, with sincere respect, yours, truly,

JOSEPH HOLDICH,

From the Red. S. Martindale, Presiding Elder of the New Haven District.

Rev. G. COLES, Sir,--Having heard you read several parts of a manuscript entitled, “ The Antidote,” I think, at this time, such a work is likely to do good. Our country seems to be overrun with a low infidelity, which I think your lec. tures are calculated to meet with some effect.

Yours truly,

S. MARTINDALE. Middletown Conn. Nov. 8, 1835.

From Mrs. Sigourney. I have read, with pleasure, such parts of the “Lectures' of the Rev. Mr. Coles, as have been submitted to my perusal; and think that the extensive biblical knowledge and research which they display, as well as the collateral evidence which they exhibit, from the annals of history, and the writings of illustrious men, constitute a powerful and lucid body of argument, in proof of the authenticity of that sacred word in which is our hope.

L. H. SIGOURNEY.

THE ANTIDOTE.

THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

221

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1900. L

G. BROWN-GOODE COLLECTION. Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1835, by

GEORGE COLES, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of Connecticut.

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LECTURE VIII.
On the Total Depravity of Human Nature, :-

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