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THE

Connecticut Evangelical Magazine,

VOLUME 1.

CONSISTING OF TWELVE NUMBERS, TO BE

PUBLISHED MONTHLY.

FROM JULY 1800 TO JUNE 1801.

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.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS ARE EDITORS OF THE WORK,

-VIZ.

REVEREND MESSIEURS
JAMES COGSWELL, D. D. SS ELIJAH PARSONS, A. M.
NATHAN WILLIAMS, D.D. SS CHARLES BACKUS, A. M.
JOHN SMALLEY, A. M.

SS DAVID ELY, A. M.
JEREMIAH DAY, A. M.

SS NATHAN STRONG, A. M.
BENJAMIN TRUMBULL, D. D. SS NATHAN PERKINS, A. M.
LEVI HART, A. M.

SS ZEBULON ELY,
SAMUEL J. MILLS, A. M.

SŠ ABEL FLIXT, E, M,
ISAAC LEWIS, D. D.

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M.

SECOND EDITION.

(PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS.]

HARTFORD:
PRINTED BY HUDSON AND GOODWIN, FOR THE EDITORS

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country :respecting with the friendly patronage Missions to the new settlements and encouragement of the public, in the United States and among it will be continued ; and as the Heathen nations :-Narratives of subscription papers, on which the revivals of religion in particular terms of publication are expressed, places together with the distinare to be returned to the publishers, guishing marks of true and falfe the Editors will annually publish religion :- Accounts of remarkathose terms, in the first number for ble dispensations of divine Provieach year. They therefore in this dence : -Biographical ketches of first number insert a copy of the persons eminent for piety - Origoriginal subscription bills, which is inal hymns on evangelical subjects: followed by some introductory re- -Together with whatever else on marks on the utility of such pub- the subject of religion and morals lications.

may contribute to the advance

ment of genuine piety and pure For printing a periodical Work, to

morality. be called,

This work will consist of ori. The

ginal pieces and of extracts from Connecticut Evangelical Magazine : the best European and American

publications. As the Magazine is Essays on the doctrines of Chris-designed for the promotion of vital tianity, and on religious, experi- Christianity, and of a knowledge mental and moral subjects :-Oc of the great and essential truths of casional remarks on the fulfilment the gospel, Essays which are mereof scripture prophecies in the pres- ly controversial ordeeply metaphysent day, and expositions of diffi- ical, it will be feen, come not cult and doubtful passages of scrip- within the obje&tof this publication; ture : - Religious intelligence con- nevertheless, should any such be cerning the state of Christ's king- fent which, in the opinion of the dom, throughout the Christian Editors, are highly meritorious, world, and sketches of the origi- they will be admitted. The MagAal ecclesiastical concerns of this

azine will be open to receive com

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munications from all denominations CONDITIONS OF PUBLICATION. of Christians who believe in the pe- 1. The Magazine will be published culiar principles of Christianity; monthly—to be printed with a but if written upon the distinguish

and

on paper similar to ing tenets of their respective sects, that on which these proposals they will be excluded. The prof.

are issued. its arising from the sale of this pub- 2. Each number will contain at lication will be appropriated to the least 40 pages; the price to fubsupport of Missionaries to the Hea- scribers i welve cents and a half, then or among the inhabitants of to non-subscribers fourteen cents. the new settlements.

3. At the end of every year an inThe utility of such a work, if dex to the preceding twelve judiciously conducted, must be ob. numbers will be given gratis. vious to every well-wisher to the 4. Payment to be made on deliv. cause of religion and morality.-- ery of the books ; but if any The Editors therefore flatter them. person of known ability will beselves, that the public will patron- come responsible for 12 or more ize a design whose object is to con- copies, three months time will vey religious knowledge ; to pro- be given him to collect the mote experimental piety and that money and make payment; the practical godliness and true moral- evidence of which refponfibility ity which are so immediately con- must be the person's acknowl. ducive not only to the happiness of edging it by writing on the bill individuals, but to the welfare of returned. society at large ; to evince the per- 5. The publication will commence nicious tendency of modern irre- as soon as 400 copies shall be ligion ; and to raise an annual sum subscribed. to gladden the hearts of our breth-6. The publishers will give notice ren in the wilderness with the in the CONNECTICUT COURpreaching of the gospel and the ad

ANT, when the first number will ministration of Christian ordinan- be ready for subscribers, which ces, and to spread the favor of the will probably be in June or July Redeemer's name

next. who are perishing for lack of knowledge.

*** Those who receive subscripThe Editors are induced to hope them to Messrs. Hudson & Good

tion papers are requested to return that their brethren in the ministry, win, the intended publisers. Suband other literary characters, in this and the adjoining states, will fcribers out of the state are requesforward the above design by com

ed to direct where their Magazines municating original pieces.

Mall be sent to some principal town,

either by water or the pages. Hartford, April 9th, 1800.

THE usefulness of periodical N. B. As the profits of this work are to be appropriated to

religious publications hath been charitable purposes, it is particu- long experienced, in the Christian

churches of Europe. That so larly requested that all communica

few tions may come post free, addreff- been made in the American church

attempts, of this kind, have
ed to the Editors, to the care of
Meffrs. Hudson & Goodwin.

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many ways, publication, which would be inter- to be raising a standard against his esting to pious minds.

enemies while they attempt to come The religious as well as civil po- in like a flood.' He hath arisen licy of this country, before the and come forth from his place, and independence of the United States, is bathing the sword of his justice drew all important communications in the blood of those who have to a central point across the Atlan- most openly denied him, or idolatic ; and a considerable period of trously departed from the purity of time was necessary to change the the gospel. He hath given them current of intercourse, and bring up to hardness of heart and blindthe churches and clergy of the dif- ness of mind, and, by the rage of ferent states, to that mutual and their own passions, mutually to exextenfive acquaintance, whereby ecute on themselves the vengeance proper matter for an Evangelical of an injured Lord.--In all this Magazine, may be regularly fur- the enemies of pure religion mean nished. This difficulty is continu- not so, neither do they think so, but ally becoming less, by a free and it is in their heart to destroy the friendly intercourse between the faith of our Lord Jesus Chrift, and northern and southern churches. bring his people every where to

There is also in the public mind shame. a growing confidence in the abili- While there appears, in multities of American writers and di- tudes, this fixed opposition to the vines to equal their European bre- cause of Christ, it is very manifest thren in evangelical discussion. It that his true friends are more aniis become more casy to make a col-mated and persevering than formerlection of such fasts in the divine ly; and, perhaps, there are no government of the church and in better means for increasing the the experience of pious people, as flame of Christian love still higher, will instruct the understanding and than such a periodical history of warm the heart.

the state of religion, in our own The wonderful spirit of religious churches, and through the world missions to heathen people, and to as will be attempted in this work. our new and scattered: settlements It is a natural means, for warning on the borders of the wilderness, the hearts of Christians; to see the which, within five years, hath love of their brethren in the cause awoke both in Europe and Ame- of Christ, and their humble zeal rica, furnishes much new and in for the salvation of souls. teresting matter. This spirit of hoped that, by these endeavours, love, to our distant and perishing the fervor and communional zeal fellow men, appears to have been of Christian piety may be increasthe means of exciting a greater de-ed--that the missionary interests, gree of brotherly love and more fer- among new and scattered settlevent communion among those, who ments of those born from Chrifhave long believed and rejoiced in tian parents, and among the Heaour common Lord.

then, may be promoted—and that The abounding corruption of a monthly history of the American the present age in sentiment and church and of the victories of dipractice, and the united efforts of vine grace in this land, may inthose who hate pure Christianity, 'crease the love and comfort of our

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