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THE

Connecticut Evangelical Magazine.

VOLUME IV.

CONSISTING OF TWELVE NUMBERS, TO BE

PUBLISHED MONTHLY.

FROM JULY 1803 TO JUNE i 804,

THE PROFITS ARISING FROM THE SALE OF THIS MAGAZINE ARÉ

DEVOTED TO FORM A PERMANENT FUND, THE ANNUAL INTE.
REST OF WHICH IS TO BE APPROPRIATED, BY THE TRUSTEES
OF THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF CONNECTICUT, TO THE SUP-
PORT OF MISSIONS IN THE NEW AMERICAN SETTLEMENTS,
AND AMONG THE HEATHEN.

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HARTFORD:
PRINTED BY HUDSON & GOODWN, FOR THE EDITORS,

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PRE FAC E.

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T the commencement of another volume of this Magazine, the Editors

are naturally reminded of their obligations to their numerous correspondents, and to the public for the encouragement given to this work. These obligations they gratefully acknowledge. The past favors they have received induce them to proceed in their undertaking ; and to enter on the publication of the fourth volume of a work designed to convey religious inArudion, and to accumulate a fund for the support of mifrons to the new settlements. To the success of such an undertaking, the friendly afftance of their brethren in the ministry and others who have the means

of furnishing materials for the work, is absolutely necessary. The Editors would repeat the remark formerly made that a Magazine, in order to please that diversity of tastes which there is in readers, must contain a variety of matter. Without this it must foon become uninteresting if not tedious, and confequently its fale must diminish. Would the patrons of this publication attend to the above remark they would see the neceffity of making exertions, that the Magazine may preserve the reputation which the numerous lif of subscribers shows it has already acquired. Without such exertions its credit muft foon fink, and thus a great source of profit to the Mifonary inftitution be stopped.

To the friends of mifrons this would be a circumstance greatly to be regretted. For the miffonary field is continually enlarging ; and many years must elapse before it will cease to be the duty of Christians to exert them. selves to fend laborers into this field. The profits of the preceding volumes have far exceeded the original expe&tations of the Editors; and they indulge the hope that their correspondents will enable them to publife another volume whose merit fball secure to it a fale equally extenfive with those already published.-Exertions on their part fall not be wanting : They will cheer. fully devote their time to the compilation of a work whose objedt is to difseminate evangelical trutb and to enlarge the kingdom of the Redeemer. They ask the prayers of all good people that a divine bleffing may accompanay their labors, and that their monthly pamphlet may be made instrumental for the awakening and conversion of finners, the comfort and edification of saints, the promotion of truth, and the advancement of the divine glory.

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