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The Epiflle t])eJ.icatory.

general relation

you

have to thee place, where,

c

~;eki · New.:

By

the Bldling of God, I have enjoyed a qu_iet

zng on.

-

and fuccefsful MinHlry and Service in theWord

for thefe [even years,

I

have good caufe to re..

member your frequent attendance upon

there

LeCl:ures, ,and countenancing

_o(

Religion ;

whil'fl: the Lord continued your abode amongfl:

us; your private refpeet to

my

perfon, your of

..

ten repairing thofe breaches which at any time

were

·mad~

in

my

Efl:ate

~by

the

hand of

Vio-

lence : For.all which,

if

the Lord would make

me·anlnfl:rutrtent,

by~

the prefent

E..xerci~s, ,

of

·promoting your fpiritual welfare, or \Varming

:your-heart-into any raifednefs of

Zeal

and

Rel;i:–

·gi.ous Eminency, that

by

your Example o-thers

may

be

provoked

to

the emulation of the

like .

Vertue,

l

~all

have.myaym, and the fruit

of

my prayers. -By this Infcription the

Book

is be- .

come not onely

mine,

but

yours; ·

you,

own

the ·

Truths

to

which

I

have

witnejfed:

and it will

be ·

fad for our

accou~t :

in

the Day of the

~ord,

·if

· after fuch a folemn Profeffion, you or

I

£hould ':

: be.

found in _

a_

carnal and unregenerate. con-

dition.

·

.

9oodS~r, ,

Make .it-your·workto ,honor

him

t~at

bath

-advanced you : thofe differences

of

- h~b, and lo'lll, _. ~i~hand

poor,

areonelycalculated1

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