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Mr. Richard Baxter. i 29 He did often pray that God would be mercifull to this mifera- ble diflrac`led World : and that he would preferve his Church and In- terefl in it. He advis'd his Friends to be- ware of felfconceitednefs, as a Sin that was likely . to ruine this Na- tion : and faid, I have written a Book againfl it, which I am afraid has done littlegood. Being ask'd whether he had alter'd his mind in Controverfial Points, he faid, thole that pleafe may knowmy mind in my Writings and what he had done was not for his own Reputation, but the Glory of God. I went to himwith a very wor- thy Friend, Mr. Mather of New- England, the day before he died, and fpeaking come comforting Words tohim, he replyed, Ihave' pain, there is no arguing againfi fenfe, but I have peace, I havepeace