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A76354 The worst enemy conquered A brief discourse on the methods and motives to pursue a victory over those habits of sin, which war against the soul. Delivered, on June 6th. 1698. the day for election of officers, in the Artilery-Company [sic], at Boston. By Mr. Joseph Belcher, Pastor of the church in Dedham. [Two lines in Latin] Belcher, Joseph, 1669-1723.; Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728.; Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. 1698 (1698) Wing B1783; ESTC W20950 15,646 39

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