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SERMON XVII.

The civilization, improvement, and conver-
sion of the Negro Slaves in the British
West-India islands recommended.-

P. 391.

Preached before the Incorporated Society for the
Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts,
February 23, 1783.

LUKE iv. 17, 18, 19, 20. And there was
delivered unto him the book of the prophet
Esaias. And when he had opened the book,
he found the place where it was written,.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he
hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the
poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-
hearted, to preach deliverance to the cap-
tives, and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty them that are bruised,

To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

And he closed the book, and he gave it again
to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes
of all them that were in the synagogue
were fastened on him.

SERMON

SERMON XVIII.

On the nature and the characteristic marks of a Christian friendship.-p. 429.

Preached at St. James's Chapel, March 16, 1777.

JOHN xiii. 23. Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

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