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In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of - New York.
NEw York, May 1st, 1863. REv. Jos. P. THOMPson, D. D.,
DEAR SIR,-Having listened with much interest to your sermon on the influence of the Christian religion on the abolition of slavery, and regarding the views you then presented as of vital importance to the church and nation at the present time, we request a copy of the discourse for publication, and remain Your friends,
SETH B. HUNT, CHARLES ABERNETHY,
NEw York, May 4th, 1863.
GENTLEMEN, I thank you for your friendly expressions concerning my Fast-Day Sermon. If its argument, the result of years of patient study, will at all contribute to elucidate the teaching, and vindicate the honor, of the sacred Scriptures in respect to the system of slavery, it is quite at your disposal. With high regard, Yours truly, JOS. P. THOMPSON. MESSRs. SETH B. HUNT, WM. H. SMITH, and others.