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HON. HEMAN LINCOLN.
BARON STOW, D.D.,
PASTOR OF THE ROW E-STREET CHURCH, BOSTON.
GOULD AND LINCOLN,
59 WASHINGTON STREET.
NEW YORK: SHELDON AND COMPANY.
CINCINNATI: GEORGE S. BLANCHARD,
18 5 9.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1859, by
GOULD & LINCOLN,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
W. F. DRAPER, ANDOVER, MASS.
GEO. C. RAND & AVERY, BOSTON.
TO THE HONORABLE HEMAN LINCOLN:
MY DEAR CHRISTIAN BROTHER,
As I have a few thoughts upon an important subject which I wish to convey, in a familiar manner, to those Christian disciples by whose distinctive name we
are both known, and to whom we sustain endeared relations, I venture respectfully to avail myself of the influence of your name as a valuable aid to their transmission.
I can think of no fitter medium. For nearly sixty years you have been attached by profession and by practice to the people called Baptists, and during that period you have never wavered from the great principles on which their churches have ever been “grounded and settled.” Having been led to the cross for pardon, and introduced into the “household of faith,” by that eminent servant of God, whose memory is so fragrant in