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OF THE LATE
WILLIAM HASLETT, ESQUIRE;
I. AN ADDRESS TO THE CLERGY AND CHRISTIANS
II. A PRACTICAL ESSAY ON THE INFLUENCES OF
THE HOLY SPIRIT.
III. SERIOUS HINTS TO LOUD AND ALARMING
IV. THE MORNING AND EVENING MEDITATIONS
OF A WEEK:
WITH SOME MINOR PIECES,
EXTRACTS FROM FLAVEL.
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED
A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR.
PRINED FOR ANN M. HASLETT,
ON THE VERTICAL PRESS, BY D. & S. NEALL,
WILLIAM HASLETT, ESQUIRE.
THE late William Haslett was born at Dumnicey, in Ireland, on the 6th of May, 1766, and departed this life on the 11th of July, 1821, at Woodville, Mississippi. Early in life he emigrated to this country, which he adopted as his own, and became completely naturalized, not as it regards civil privileges only, but also, as to his feelings and attachments.
Mr. Haslett was endowed with a vigorous intellect; his judgment was sound and discriminating, his memory retentive, and his fancy lively. He had not indeed the advantages of a liberal education, but his mind was cultivated and strengthened by reading, by reflection, and by an acquaintance with the world. In the transaction of business he was prompt, methodical and decisive. He had a strong predilection for the shipping business; and as long as our trade was unembarrassed, his success was rapid and uninterrupted.
As an officer of the church, Mr. Haslett displayed no common talents. He was independent and
*Compiled from Mr. Haslett's papers, and an Obituary Notice" of him, published in the Presbyterian Magazine, Vol. I. for Nov. 1821.