A discourse on the nature of religious fasting
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Published by Printed by George F. Hopkins in New York .
Written in English


  • Fasting -- Sermons.,
  • Lord"s Supper -- Sermons.,
  • Sermons, American.

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Edition Notes

Statementdelivered in the month of Oct. 1799 by John Hemphill.
SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 645.
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p.
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15958759M

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