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XX1V PREFACE. denominations, to a zealous, imitation of the ex- cellent qualities of their worthy ancestors, he will in no wise lose his reward. The author wishes here to present a tribute, of gratitude to his numerous friends, who have favoured him with the use of books and other materials for the work ; and, under a deep sense of his multiplied obligations, he nowrequests them to accept his most grateful acknowledgments.* He desires particularly to express his special obligations to the Trustees of Dr. Williams's Library, Red-Cross-Street, London, for the use of several volumes of most curious and valuable manuscripts. * Valuable communications of books or manuscripts have been received from the following 'ministers :-The late Dr. Edward Williams, Rotherham-Dr. Joshua Toulmin, Birmingham-Dr. Abraham Rees, London-Dr. John Pye Smith, Homerton-Mr. Timothy Thomas, Islington-Mr. Joseph Ivimey, London-Mr, John Sutcliff, Olney-Mr. William Harris, Cambridge-WIG James Hawthorn, Derby Mr. Joshua Shaw, Ilkeston -Mr. Thomas. Roome, Sutton in Ashfield-Mr. William Salt, Lichfield-Mr.: JohnHaMmond, Handsworth-Mr. Samuel Bradley; "Manchester- Mr. JohnCockin, Holmfirth-Mr. John Tallis,, Cheadle. Also from the following gentlemen :-FrancisFox,M. D. Derby-John Autlley, Esq. Cambridge-Mr. Walter Wilson, London-Mr. J. Simco,'ditto --Mr. Joseph Meen, Biggleswade-Mr. T. M. Dash, Kettering- Mr, James Ashton, Leek-Mr. Isaac James, Bristol-Mr. William Daniel, Lichfield.