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Taken from the first volume of this work, published in Philadelphia.

Having perused Dr. Mosheim's EccLESIASTICAL HISTORY, I think that in respect of elegance of style and perspicuity of method, it is the best extant. Like all other human compositions, it no doubt has imperfections, and the author some probably : but as this country has not had the means of information from any work of this kind being published in it before, I cannot help entertaining the pleasing hope, that the general interests of the kingdom of Christ will be thereby promoted.


Minister of the Associate Church, Philadelphia Moshiem's ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY has obtained universal approbation and stands in no need of diy recommendation.

ROBERT ANNAN, A.M. As I can with perfect safety, so I do most cheerfully concur with the above recommendations in favour of a very valuable work.

SAMUEL MAGAW, D. D. Philadelphia, Oct. 31, 1796.

I HAVE never read any single History of the Christian Church which I esteem as any way equal to that written by Dr. MOSHEIM.

ASHBEL GREEN, D.D. Philadelphia, Jan, 2, 1797.

The interesting Work recommended with so much propriety by the foregoing Ministers of religion, needs only to be read in order to be admired.

JOHN ANDREWS, D.D. Vice Provost and Professor of Moral Philosophy, &c. in the University of

Pennsylvania. WILLIAM ROGERS, D.D. Professor of English and Belles Lettres, in the University of Pennsylvania. J. HENRY CH. HELMUTH, D.D.

Minister of the Lutheran Congregation. JOHN MEDER,

Minister of the Church of the United Brethren. FREDRICH SCHMIDT, A.M.

Minister of the Lutheran Congregation. WILLIAM HENDEL, D.D.

Minister of the German Reformed Congregation. Philadelphia, April 26, 1797.


the SUBSCRIBERS for this First American edition of « Archbishop Newcome's Observations” Mr. Etheridge has now the satisfaction of presenting the work, printed with the accuracy which it deserves, and enriched with two copious Indexes, contained in no other edition. The only method by which Mr. Etheridge can express his sense of this generous and unexpected patronage, is by presenting them the work. While he acknowledges the extraordinary generosity of his subscribers, at the same time would recognize that good Providence which led him to this successful undertaking, at a moment of extreme embarrassment. Whenever he looks upon this little work, he regards it with peculiar satisfaction, both as an occasion of displaying the liberality of many, on whom he had no claims, and as a contribution to the stock of Christian knowledge, piety, and love. Mr. Etheridge cannot forbear to express his confidence, that those who have taken such a benevolent interest in his circumstances, will read this book not without improvement, or emotions of Christian satisfaction and delight.

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