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THE

Connecticut Evangelical Magazine,

Tamil Shorter ,

VOLUME II.

CONSISTING OF TWELVE NUMBERS, TO BĘ

PUBLISHED MONTHLY.

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THE PROFITS ARISING FROM THE SALE OF THIS MAGAZINE
ARE DEVOTED TO FORM A PERMANENT FUND, THE AN-
NUAL INTEREST OF WHICH IS TO BE APPROPRIA-
TED, BY THE TRUSTEES OF THE MISSIONARY
SOCIETY OF CONNECTICUT, TO THE SUP-
PORT OF MISSIONS IN THE NEW
AMERICAN SETTLEMENTS, AND

AMONG THE HEATHEN.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS ARE EDITORS OF THE WORK

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REVEREND MESSIEURS
NATHAN WILLIAMS, D. D. 00 CHARLES BACKUS, A. M.
JOHN SMALLEY, D.D.

TIMOTHY DWIGHT, D. D.
JEREMIAH DAY, A. M.

DAVID ELY, A. M.
BENJAMIN TRUMBULL, D. D. NATHAN STRONG, A. M.
LEVI HART, D. D.

NATHAN PERKINS, A. M.
SAMUEL J. MILLS, a. M.

ZEBULON ELY, A. M.
ISAAC LEWIS, D. D.

ABEL FLINT, A. M.
ELIJAH PARSONS, A. M.

PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS.

HARTFORD:

PRINTED BY HUDSON AND GOODWIN, FOR THE EDITORS,

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NCOURAGED by the liberal patronage given to the first volume L of the Conne&ticut Evangelical Magazine, the Editors are induced to enter on the publication of a second. The same general plan will be purfued, and it will be their aim to render the work interesting and useful. To communicate instruction upon the great truths and do&rines of religion, to comfort and edify the people of God, and to interest the pious mind by exhibiting displays of the grace and mercy of God, rather than to amuse the spoculatift and entertain the curious, are the obje&ts of this work. For the accomplifoment of these purposes, it will be seen that Ejays written in a fort, interesting manner, judicious narratives of revivals of religion, accounts of remarkable Providences,' and biographical sketches are better adapted, than labored disquisitions en speculative points. To the success of a work of this kind variety is effential ; the Editors therefore hope their brethren in the minifry, and others who wish to promote the cause of truth and piety, will cheerfully communicate original pieces on the various fubje&s mentioned in the plan of the Magazine.

The present is not a period for indolence or indifference in the cause of the great Redeemer. Such are the signs of the times, as to call for the most vigorous exertions. The Prince of darkness is more than usually active ; and at the same time the Lord of glory appears to be erecling a standard against bim. Profligacy of manners abounds ; and infidelity " affumes a formidable appearance, walking through the earth with gigan. " tic Arides, and threatning the destruction of every virtuous principles Religion, on the other hand, gradually prevails ; and the Son of God seems to be preparing the course of events for her final triumph." The late revivals of religion in so many parts of our land ; an increasing spirit of piety among the serious people in various parts of Europe ; and the engagedness manifested by so many, both in America and Europe, to send Misionaries to places where the gospel is not at all or but imperfectly enjoyed, lead to the animating confideration that the Redeemer fill fits as king upon the holy bill of Sion, and that the gates of hell will not be fuffered to prevail against his church.

In a word, fuch are the present appearances of things, ihat it may be said, there is much to excite hope, to alarm fear, to encourage the Saints and servants of God to the utmost diligence, and to induce all to address she father of mercies, in fervent prayer and humble supplication for the

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