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TO THE f
REVEREND JOSEPH BERINGTON,
a Catholic Priest in England,
AND TO THE

RIGHT REVEREND willIAM white,
a Bishop of the Episcopalian Church in the
United States. -

GENTLEMEN,

You will, I doubt not, be surprized at my de-
dication of any work of mine to you, differing so
much as we do in our sentiments concerning chris-
tianity. But, entertaining the highest respect for
your characters, as men and as christians, I do it
because we differ; to shew, with respect to a sub-

* ject in which we are equally interested, as in that
of this work that I regard all that bear the christi-
an name, how widely distant soever their different
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ii DEDICATION.
churches and creeds may be, as friends and breth-
ren, and therefore entitled, by the express directi-

on of our common Saviour, to particular respect and attention as such.

, Though few persons have written more than myself to controvert the established principles of each of your churches, I consider the articles in which we all agree as of infinitely more moment than those with respect to which we differ. We all believe in the being, the perfections, the universal providence, and the righteous moral government of God, as the maker and sovereign disposer of all things. Whatever we may think of the person of Christ, we all believe that his doctrine is divine, and his precepts obligatory upon all. We all believe in his miracles, his death, his resurrection, and his ascension, as related in the books of the New Testament. We also all believe that he will come again, to raise all the dead, to judge the world, and to give to every man according to his works; and these are all the articles of faith that can have any considerable influence on the lives and conduct of men. Believing this, our gratitude for the communication of knowledge of such infinite impor. tance must be common to us all, and such as should Jead

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