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BY ENOCH POND, A. M.
DORR AND HOWLAND.
E. and G. Merriam, Printers.
JAN 4 1913
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit:
District Clerk's Office.
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the third day of May, A. D. 1824, in the Forty Eighth Year of the Independence of the United States of America, Dorr & Howland, of the said District, have deposited in this Office the Title of a Book the Right whereof they claim as Proprietors in the Words following, to wit:
Short Missionary Discourses, or Monthly Concert Lectures. By Enoch Pond A. M. Pastor of the Church in Ward, (Mass.)
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, intitled, " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the Times therein mentioned ;" and also to an Act intitled, "An act supplementary to an Act, intitled, An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned; and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, Engraving and Etching Historical, and other Prints."
JNO. W. DAVIS.
Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.
MOST of the following Discourses were delivered, by the Author, to that little band of Christian friends, who usually assemble with him at the Monthly Concert of Prayer. A hope that they might contribute, at least under particular circumstances to render this important season more interesting, and profitable, has been a leading inducement with him in favor of their publication. The Monthly Concert, it is likely, is observed in many places, where the presence and assistance of Clergymen cannot be obtained; and when Clergymen are present (if the experience of my Ministerial brethren accords with my own) they may not always find it easy to diversify the meeting, by communicating interesting intelligence, or appropriate religious instruction. Besides, there are numerous meetings of females for prayer and labor, in respect to the great concern of Missions, where the attendance of a Minister is not customary or desirable. On occasions such as these, it is hoped these Discourses may, not without profit, be read; or if not read, that they may suggest such courses