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IT is now more than two months fince the fubftance of the following pages was delivered from the pulpit, the Author having been exercised with perfonal affliction, and a very painful dispensation in his family; the death of one dear daughter, and two other children apparently brought to the gates of death: during which time, he has had peculiar reafon to admire the goodness and faithfulness of a covenant God, which he defires to record with gratitude; as alfo the kind and affectionate attention of many dear Chriftian friends, during the painful vifitation. Being through rich mercy in measure recovered, he has feriously reviewed the fubject, and is fatisfied that the fentiments advanced are agreeand as fuch he commits
able to the Word of God; them to the divine bleffing.
There are many faith
ful minifters of Jefus Chrift, from whom he confcientiously differs, for whom he feels the most cordial esteem, and with whom he defires to cultivate real friendship; and he breathes the language of his heart, when he adds---Grace, Mercy, and Peace be multiplied toward all thofe who love our Lord Jefus Chrift in fincerity.
NO, II, UNION PLACE, BLACKFRIARS ROAD.
OCTOBER 12, 1797.