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The Pieoes signed M., E. and J. have never before been published.


The following work professes little more than to have drawn into one focus, the thoughts and feelings of many of the wise and excellent of the earth, on the all-important subject of maternal duties, and to have presented from God's word the strongest encouragements and warnings to those who either follow or disobey its commands on this matter.

The only apology further offered for the intrusion of the present work on the public, will be in the words of the excellent Doddridge—“We are so near the eternal state, and must so soon be silent in the dust, that methinks nothing which looks like a call of Providence, directing to any opportunity of doing good to the souls of men,

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