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THE GREAT REPUBLIC,

CONSIDERED

FROM A CHRISTIAN STAND-POINT.

BY JESSE T. PECK, D.D.: :...

WITH THIRTY-FOUR FINE STEEL PORTRAITS.

SOLD BY SUBSCRIPTION ONLY.

NEW YORK:
BROUGHTON AND WYMAN, 13 BIBLE HOUSE,

P42

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by

JESSE T. PECK, D.D., In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

afty Profie A Refried

Geo. C. Rand & Avery, StereoTypeRS AND PRINTERS, BOSTON.

To

Rev. REUBEN REYNOLDS, who taught him the alphabet, and afterwards, at an important period of life, determined the sphere of his studies and labors; to the memory of his deceased sister, ELIZABETH, who gave him all the valuable instructions in the art of speaking he ever received, and by the force of whose clear, thorough teaching, and elevated Christian womanhood, his young mind was filled with noble aspirations ; to Amos R. AVERY, M.D., whose gentle words and kind, persistent efforts, in the schoolroom and elsewhere, strongly aided his struggling boyhood; to Rev. Henry HALSTEAD, under whose searching appeals, on the day of his conversion, he was powerfully convinced of sin; to Rev. D. D. WHEDON, D.D., one of his earliest and best classical teachers, and who inspired his first hope of success in the use of the pen; to his excellent brother, George Peck, D.D., who in his childhood tenderly bore him to school, who with truly paternal care superintended his education and preparation for the ministry, and whose character as a man and minister has ever been his noblest model ; to Rev. E. FOSTER, who almost literally compelled him to write this book; and his FAITHFUL WIFE, to whose energetic promptings, and constant, earnest encouragement, he must refer all his important literary enterprises, –

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