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AETOR, LENOX AND
ENTERED aecording to the act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, by MATTHEW Wilson, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
WM. F. GEDDES, PRINTER, 9 LIBRARY $T.
Tuis work is a defence against unfounded pretensions; and intended to exhibit, without wounding any individual, the illiteracy of excluding from mercy or covenant favors, all but the subjects of the hierarchy; and of making mute presbyters a characteristic of the primitive church. The inquiry is first orderly pursued through the early testimonies, that innovations might be detected; and the Scriptures afterwards examined according to original ideas.
This book has been printed in numbers in the Christian Spectator, but merely with the design to elicit objections, that it might be rectified, if found unjust, or in error on any point. Compensation was offered by the publisher at New Haven, but refused, because the right was reserved.