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THE PROFITS ARISING FROM THE SALE OF THIS MAGAZINE
ARE DEVOTED TO FORM A PERMANENT FUND, THE AN
NUAL INTEREST OF WHICH IS TO BE APPROPRIA-
TED, 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 AND GOODWIN, FOR THE EDITORS.

PREFACE.

T N the original fubscription papers for the publication of the Conne&ticut

Evangelical Magazine, the following was mentioned as the plan of the work :

THIS MAGAZINE IS TO CONTAIN :

Efsays on the doctrines of Christianity, and on religious, experi. mental and moral subjects :-Occasional remarks on the fulfilment of scripture prophecies in the present day, and expositions of difficult and doubtful passages of scripture :--Religious intelligence concerning the ftate of Christ's kingdom, throughout the Christian world, and sketches of the original ecclefiaftical concerns of this country :-Information refpecting Missions to the new settlements in the United States and among Heathen nations :--Narratives of revivals of religion in particular places together with the distinguishing marks of true and false religion :- Accounts of remarkable dispensations of divine Providence :

Biographical sketches of personseminent for piety:-Original hymns on evangelical subjects :-Together with whatever else on the subject of religion and morals may contribute to the advancement of genuine piety and pure morality.

This work will consist of original pieces and of extracts from the best European and American publications. As the Magazine is de. signed for the promotion of vital Christianity, and of a knowledge of the great and essential truths of the gospel, Essays which are merely controversial or deeply metaphysical, it will be seen, come not within the object of this publication ; nevertheless, should any such be sent which, in the opinion of the Editors, are highly meritorious, they will be admitted. The Magazine will be open to receive communica. tions from all denominations of Christians who believe in the peculiar principles of Christianity; but if written upon the distinguishing tenets of their respective fects, they will be excluded. The profits arising from the sale of this publication will be appropriated to the support of Missionaries to the Heathen or among the inhabitants of the new settlements.

In pursuance of the above plan two volumes have been published ; and the generous patronage given to the work induces tke Editors to continue it. They again folicit the alistance of their Correspondents to enable them to

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