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BY ETHAN SMITH, A.M.
PASTOR OF THE CHURCH IN HOPKINTON, N.H.
In the last days perilous times shall come. PAUL.
the trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm in my holy mountain. JOEL.
PRINTED AND SOLD BY SAMUEL T. ARMSTRONG,
BE it remembered, that on the nineteenth day of February, A.D. 1811 and in the thirty fifth year of the Independence of the United States of America, SAMUEL T. ARMSTRONG, of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
“A Dissertation on the Prophecies relative to Antichrist, and the Last Times: exhibiting the Rise, Character, and Overthrow of that terrible Power; and a Treatise on the seven apocalyptic Vials. By Ethan Smith, A. M. Pastor of the church in Hopkinton, N. H. In the last days perilous times shall come. PAUL. Ye have heard that Antichrist shall come; John. The Lion hath roared; who shall not fear? The Lord God hath spoken; who can but prophesy? Amos. Blow ye the trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm in my holy mountain. Joel”
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 extendivg the benefits thereof to the arts of des signing, engraving,and etching historical and other prints."
WM. S. SHAW, Clerk of the District of Massachusetts,
Rev. Doctor Lathrop's. “The Rev. E. Smith has read in my hearing a considerable portion of a Dissertation on the Prophecies relative to Antichrist, and the last times, written by himself. And so far as I can judge, from what I have heard, it is written with great ingenuity, communicates new and important light on the subject, and would be at any time, and especially at the present time, highly deserving of the public attention.
Springfield, Aug. 28, 1809. JOSEPH LATHROP.”
Rev. Doctor Hemmenway's. "Having heard a considerable part of the Dissertation above mentioned read, I can heartily concur with the others, who have recommended the publication of it, as ingenious, seasonable, and highly worthy of the public attention.
MOSES HEMMENWAY.” Wells, Nov. 28, 1809.
Rev. Doctor Emmons's. “Having heard a manuscript of the Rev. E. Smith upon the Prophecies relative to Antichrist and the last days read, I can freely say, the piece appears to me to breathe a Christian spirit, to throw new light upon the subject, and to be well worthy of the serious attention of the churches. In this view it is my sincere wish, that it may be speedily published, and have an extensive circulation, among the friends of Zion. Franklin, Feb. 13, 1809.
Rev. Doctor Spring's. “Having heard Mr Smith read his Dissertation on the Prophecies, relative to Antichrist, and the last days, it is sincerely hoped he will be induced to publish it. He has so attentively developed and displayed the design of Inspiration relative to the last times, by judiciously comparing various predictions, that it is judged he has cast new light upon the interesting subject; and that his labored work will be read with advantage by all candid inquirers after truth.
Newburyport, Dec. 1, 1809, SAMUEL SPRING.”
Rev. Doctor Thayer's. “Having attended to a Dissertation in manuscript of the Rev. E. Smith on the Prophecies relative to Antichrist, and the last days, including a Treatise on the seven Vials, I am fully of opinion that new light is thrown upon the subject; that the predictions, and the events stated as their fulfilment, better accord with each other, than in any publication I have seen upon this interesting subject. The work appears to be handsomely and judiciously executed, and calculated to afford important and necessary instruction and warning to the present generation. For these reasons it is wished that it may be made public. Kingston, July 2, 1810.