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THE PROFITS ARISING FROM THE SALE OF THIS WORK ARE GIVEN
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PUBLISHED BY GEORGE WIGHTMAN,

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PREFACE.

The Editors of the Baptist Magazine respectfully remind their readers that this Periodical has now completed its twenty-fourth volume; and they appeal to them, whether the ends proposed by its founders have not been realised ? It has, according to its motto, “ spoken the truth in love,” and by the distribution of its profits not only “supplied the wants of the saints”-the Widows of our Ministers—but has been abundant also “by many thanksgivings unto God.”

Most of the present Editors were appointed by the Proprietors, in 1814, when the late Messrs. Fuller, Ryland, and Hinton, withdrew from the Evangelical Magazine. Their constant aim has been to conduct the Work according to the principle laid down in the Preface to the Sixth Volume, written by Mr. Fuller. “We are all,” said that excellent man, “accountable to God as well as to the public for the way in which we conduct publications which are read by thousands of our countrymen. If we propagate falsehood, or indulge in spleen or party zeal, we may expect our labours to be blasted; but if we be employed in honestly promoting the cause of God and truth, though our efforts should be accompanied with much imperfection, we may hope they will be blessed.”

The Editors are deeply conscious that their “efforts have been accompanied with much imperfection,” but they are also certain they have “ honestly endeavoured to promote the cause of God and truth,” and have acted under the impression that they were “ accountable to God, as well as to the public.” On this principle they have conducted the Magazine for eighteen years, and they resolve in the fear of Him who searcheth the heart, not to cease zealously maintaining in its pages the doc

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