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THE

CHRISTIAN CORRESPONDENT:

LETTERS,

PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL,

BY

EMINENT PERSONS OF BOTH SEXES;

EXEMPLIFYING THE

FRUITS OF HOLY LIVING, AND THE BLESSEDNESS

OF HOLY DYING.

WITH A PRELIMINARY ESSAY BY

JAMES MONTGOMERY, ESQ.

His letters," say they, "are weighty and powerful.-Such as we are
in word, by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when
we are present.”--2 Cor. x. 10, 11.

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LONDON:

JOSEPH RICKERBY, PRINTER,

SHER BOURN LANE.

ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR.

The merit of having originated the following work is to be ascribed to Mr. Montgomery. The selection and arrangement of the materials were intrusted to the present writer, who must therefore be considered responsible, if the execution should be thought in any respect unworthy of the design. At the same time, the editor must declare that he has done his best to render the defects of the work as few and unimportant as possible; and, upon the whole, he trusts, that as the original idea was excellent, the execution will be found such as not wholly to discredit it.

To show that all diligence has been used to make the work as complete as possible, it may be sufficient to state that the Letters have been selected from considerably more than one hundred different writers; and that the selection has involved, in some cases a regular perusal,

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