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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
MAY 2 1935
LONDON : PRINTED BY JOSEPH MASTERS, 173, ALDERSGATE STREET.
I wish it to be distinctly understood, that the Society of Friends is in no way implicated in the views which I have thought it my duty to promulgate in the course of this work, any farther than my own opinion relative to the fundamental principles upon which the Society appears to me to have been originally based, can be considered to implicate them. I have consulted with no human being upon the subject; and was not aware, until within these few weeks, that
controversy of the kind existed amongst the Society of Friends. One reason is, I have been out of the way of it-and another, perhaps, may have operated, viz.—that, knowing although “an angel from heaven were to preach any other gospel than the gospel of Christ,” that it could not be of God, I am not much disposed to heed the wind of any or every doctrine, by which he who builds his house upon the “ Rock of Ages” is continually liable to be assailed, in common with him who