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The following is the APPROBATION of the Walloon
Church at Dort, employed by the Synod of Utrecht, to examine the sermons of Mr. Saurin,
WE have found nothing in all these sermons contrary to the doctrine received among us. We have remarked every where a manly eloquence ; a close reasoning ; an imagination, lively and proper, to establish the truth of our holy religion ; and to explain, substantially and elegantly, the doctrines of morality. Accordingly, we believe they will effectually contribute to edify the church, and to render more and more respectable the memory of this worthy servant of God; whose death the examination of his works, hath given us a fresh occasion to lament. We attest this to the venerable synod at Utrecht. In the same sentiments, we send the present attestation to our dear brother, Mr. Dumont, pastor and professor at Rotterdam, whom the late Mr. Saurin appointed, by his will, to take the charge of publishing such of his works as were fit for the press. Done at the Consistory of the Walloon Church, at Dort, May 20th, 1731, and signed by order of all, by
H. G. CERTON, PASTOR.