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THE

Connecticut Evangelical Magazine.

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VOLUME V.

CONSISTING OF TWELVE NUMBERS, TO BE
PUBLISHED MONTHLY.

FROM JULY 1804 TO JUNE 1805.

THE PROFITS ARISING FROM THE SALE OF THIS MAGAZINE ARE
DEVOTED TO FORM A PERMANENT FUND, THE ANNUAL INTER-
EST OF WHICH IS
TO BE APPROPRIATED, 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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PRINTED BY HUDSON AND GOODWIN, FOR THE FDITORS.

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PREFACE.

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ACCORDING to the original plan of this Magazine, it is to

Essays on the doctrines of Christianity, and on religious, experimental 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 state of Christ's kingdom, throughout the Christian world, and sketches of the original ecclesiastical concerns of this country :-Information respecting 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 re markable dispensations of divine Providence :-Biographical sketches of persons eminent 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 designed 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 communications from all denominations of Christians who believe in the peculiar principles of Christianity; but if writ ten upon the distinguishing tenets of their respective sects, they will be excluded. The profits arising from the sale of this publication will be appropria ed to the support of Missionaries to the Heathen or among the inhabitants of the new settlements.

In pursuance of the above plan, four volumes of this work, have been published; and the Editors now enter on a fifth; hoping the former patrons of the work will continue to encourage it; and that

their Correspondents will seasonably furnish them with such materials that the present volume may not be inferior to those which have preceded it. The Editors deem it unnecessary to expatiate upon the utility of such a publication, if judiciously conducted, or upon the importance of the object to which the profits of this Magazine are appropriated. These will readily strike every serious, reflecting mind; and a confidence is entertained that the work will not be suffered to stop for want of the liberal patronage of purchasers, or suitable materials from correspondents to render it interesting and instructive to the Reader.

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