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modifications, and retrenchments, which affect not their essence, are recognized in the articles of the Church of England, in the confession of the Presbyterian churches in Scotland, and the United States of America, in the Assembly's Shorter Catechism, and by the great body of the New England churches. These doctrines constituted the religious faith of our venerable forefathers; and by the Editors are embraced, as the truths of God, revealed in the Holy Scriptures. Nothing manifestly inconsistent with these doctrines, can ever be admitted into this publication."
We conclude with supplicating that all who may hereafter furnish original matter for our readers may be under the Divine direction. May they consider that they are responsible to God, for the opinions which they disseminate, and the influence which they exert; and may these opinions and this influence be such as to afford joy and consolation in time and through eternity. May the period speedily come, when truth shall gain a final triumph over its enemies, and the glorious beams of the Sun of Righteousness illuminate the remotest corners of the world.