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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 FROM THE SALE OF THIS MAGAZINE ARÉ

DEVOTED TO FORM A PERMANENT FUND, THE ANNUAL INTE.
REST OF WHICH IS TO BE APPROPRIATED, BY THE TRUSTEES,
OF THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF CONNECTICUT, TO THE SUP-
PORT OF MISSIONS IN THE NEW AMERICAN SETTLEMENTS,
AND AMONG THE HEATHEN.

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HARTFORD:
PRINTED BY HUDSON & GOODWIAT, FOR THE EDITORS,

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PREF A C E.

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T the commencement of 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 work. These obligations they gratefully acknowledge. The past favors they have received induce them to proceed in their undertaking; and to enter on the publication of the fourth volume of a work depgned

to convey religious inArudion, and to accumulate a fund for the support of mifrons to the new settlements. To the success of such an undertaking, the friendly afsiftance of their brethren in the ministry and others who have the means

of furnishing 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, must contain a variety of matter. Without this it must foon become uninteresting if not tedious, and confequently its fale mus 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 lift of subscribers foows it has already acquired. Without such exertions its credit muft foon fink, and thus a great source of profit to the Mifonary inftitution be stopped.

To the friends of missions this would be a circumstance greatly to be regretted. For the misjonary field is continually enlarging ; and many years must elapse before it will cease to be the duty of Christians to exert them. selves to fend laborers into this field. The profits of the preceding volumes have far exceeded the original expe&tations of the Editors ; and they indulge the hope that their correspondents will enable them to publish another volume whose merit fball secure to it a fale equally extenfive with those already published.-Exertions on their part fall not be wanting : They will cheer. fully devote their time to the compilation of a work wbofe objea is to difseminate evangelical trutb and to enlarge the kingdom of the Redeemer. They ask the prayers of all good people that a divine bleffing may accompa. ny their labors, and that their monthly pamphlet may be made infrumental for the awakening and conversion of finners, the comfort and edification of saints, the promotion of truth, and the advancement of the divine glory.

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