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PEACE & WAR,
WHICH FIRST APPEARED IN THE CHRISTIAN
MIRROR, PRINTED AT PORTLAND, ME."
REVISED AND CORRECTED BY THE AUTHOR.
PORTLAND ; ,,vou
Little need be said by way of preface to the volume comprising my second series of Essays on Peace & War, especially as my first number was written for an introduction. The edition of the first series is nearly disposed of, and a very large second edition has just issued from the Press. The public continue to receive my effusions, at least, with indulgence, if not with approbation. The principles of Peace are rapidly spreading throughout all Christendom, ---many new Peace Societies have been instituted during the last year, both in Europe and America ; and many individuals have come out boldly in qur cause, who give us their countenance and assistance, but, for reasons best known to themselves, do not join our Society, and though we have to bear the jests and sneers of those characters, who always ridicule great and benevolent undertakings, until they become popular, there is no serious opposition, nor any one found, who is willing to risk the imputation of idiocy or insanity, by seriously defending the custom of War and deprecating Peace. Still the books on the subject are few---very few ; and it is for the purpose