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THE

Connecticut Evangelical Magazine.

VOLUME IV.

CONSISTING OF TWELVE NUMBERS, TO BE
PUBLISHED MONTHLY.

FROM JULY 1803 TO JUNE 1804.

THE PROFITS ARISING PROM THE SALE OF THIS MAGAZINE ARE
DEVOTED TO FORM A PERMANENT FUND, THE ANNUAL INTE-
REsV OF WHICH IS TO BE APPROPRIATED, BY THE TRUSTEES
OF THE MISSIOHARY SOCIETY OF CONNECTICUT, TO THE SUP-
PORT OF MISSIONS IN THE NEW AMERICAN SETTLEMENTS,
AND AMONG THE HEATHEN.

THE FOLLOfriNd PERSONS ARE EDITORS OF TBE WORE,

—VIZ

REVEREND MESSIEURS

NATHAN WILLIAMS, ». D.
JOHN SMALLEY, D. A.
JEREMIAH DAY, A. M.
BENJAMIN TRUMBULL, B. B.
LEVI HART, D. A.
SAMUEL J. MILLS, A. M,
ISAAC LEWIS, D. B.
ELIJAH PARSONS, A. M.

PUBLISHED ACCORDING

CHARLES BACKUS, D. A.
TIMOTHY DWIGHT, A. »>
DAVID ELY, A. M.
NATHAN STRONG, B. B.
NATHAN PERKINS, B. B.
ZEBULON ELY, A. M.
ABEL FLINT, A. M.
JOSEPH WASHBURN, A, M.

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AT the commencement ef another volume of this Magazine, the Editors are naturally reminded of their obligations to their numerous cor' respondents, and to the public for the encouragement given to this wort. These obligations they gratesully acknowledge. The past javors they have received induce them to proceed in their undertaking; and to enter on the publication of the fourth volume of a work designed to convey religious instruction, and to accumulate a sund for the support of missions to the new settlements. To the success of such an undertaking, the friendly assistance of their brethren in the ministry and others who have the means of surnishing materials for the work, is absolutely necessary. The Editors would repeat the remark formerly made that a Magazine, in order to please that diversity of tastes which there is in readers j must contain a variety of matter. Without this it must soon become umnteresting if not tedious, and consequently its sale must diminish. Would the patrons of this publication attend to the above remark they would see the necessity of making exertions, that the Magazine may preserve the reputation which the numerous list of subscribers shows it has already acquired. Without such exertions its credit must soon sink, and thus a great source of profit to the Missionary institution be jlopped.

To the friends of missions this would be a circumstance greatly to be regretted. For the missionary sield is continually enlarging; and many year* must elapse before it will cease to be the duty of Christians to exert themselves to send laborers into this sield. The profits of the preceding volumes have sar exceeded the original expectations of the Editors; and they indulge the hope that their correspondents will enable them to publish another volume whofe merit shall secure to it a sale equally extensive with thofe already published.Exertions on their part shall not be wanting: They will cheersully devote their time to the compilation of a work whofe object is to disseminate evangelical truth and to enlarge the kingdom of the Redeemer. They ask the prayers of all good people that a divine blessing may accompany their labors, and that their monthly pamphlet may be made instrumental for the awakening and conversion of sinners, the comfort and edification of faints, the promotion of truth, and the advancement of the divine glory.

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