Chaplin, Daniel. A Sermon, delivered May 26, 1808, in Brattle Street Church, Boston, before the Convention of Congregational Ministers, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston: Belcher and Armstrong, 1808. First Edition.
Removed, 5 x 8 1/2, 24 pp. Good. Paperback. 
The text is Malachi 2:7, "For the priest's lips should keep knowledge..."
A description of the duties and requirements of the gospel minister. "The teachers of religion are described in scripture, as workers together with God, in reconciling men to him. But if they be enemies in their hearts to him, what reason is there to expect them to work with him, or according to his will?"
Rev. Daniel Chaplin (1743-1831) Congregational minister, born at Rowley, MA, minister to the church at Groton, MA. He was a graduate of Harvard College and took charge of the church at Groton during the Revolutionary War. A very devout and serious man, he was known to be "eminently evangelical" in his sentiments.