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District of New-York, ss.
Be it remembered, that on the 13th day of March, in the forty-first year of the independence
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An act for the en-
Clerk of the Southern District of N. York.
PRINTED BY HILLIARD AND METCALF,
At the University Press in Cambridge, Mass.
THE reader will be pleased to observe, that the following rules have been carefully adhered to through the whole of this performance.
1. To avoid giving the least preference of one denomination above another: omitting those passages in the authors cited, where they pass their judgment on the sentiments, of which they give an account: consequently the making use of any such appellations, as Heretics, Schismatics, Enthusiasts, Fanatics, &c. is carefully avoided.
2. To give a few of the arguments of the principal sects, from their own authors, where they could be obtained.
3. To endeavour to give the sentiments of every sect in the general collective sense of that denomination.
4. To give the whole, as much as possible, in the words of the authors from which the compilation is made, and where that could not be done without too great prolixity, to take the utmost care not to misrepresent the ideas.