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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1849,
BY JEROME HARRIS, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Maine.
PRINTED BY C. W. PENNELL & co.,
65 & 69, Exchange Street ,Portland.
The subject of the following pages is fraught with the most thrilling interest; and is acknowledged by all, whether believer or unbeliever, to be of the most solemn importance, worthy of the profoundest attention of every individual; and involving, as it does, the destiny of man and the hope of immortality, itrequires and has commanded the minds and pens of the ablest philosophers and most learned divines. Yet, after all, much labor is required to extract the true from among the false, and to place it in a tangible form before the popular mind. Though in most cases it requires great minds to discover truth, yet after it has been discovered, minds, claiming but few of the elements of greatness, may perhaps do the world as great a service, by gathering it up and arranging it in a popular form, as they who first discovered it.
It is usual, however, for those who write or prepare books for publication, feeling that they have advanced but little that was unknown to the public before, to offer apologies for presenting the world with their speculations; but the reason 1 am disposed to give for publishing my views of the Future Lise is, that such a work is needed. The experience of every preacher tells him that something more than has been given is demanded, to satisfy a great many minds on that subject; and by supplying this demand I hope to do something for truth and human happiness. Much, indeed, has been written, but no one book