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Our Preface shall be brief that it may be read.
We beg most sincerely to tender to all our readers our best
wishes, and to record our hopes that, though we live in a time of
war, peace may prevail in their habitations and their hearts.
Our esteemed correspondents who have furnished the Essays, Memoirs, Obituaries, Reviews, Intelligence and Poetry, which enrich this volume, and our Missionary brethren and sisters whose letters are so full of interest, all receive our heartfelt thanks for their communications, while we respectfully solicit a continuance of
their favours. We shall also be most happy to receive from our ministers and talented brethren, generally, such a portion of the
results of their studies and reflections as shall give the highest
degree of possible value to our columns, which we are most
anxious should truly exhibit the piety, the wisdom, the learning, and the earnest sentiments of the Denomination, that our Magazine may thus commend itself to the patronage, and contribute to the enligh
tenment and edification of the members of all our churches. We
earnestly entreat all our ministers who from diffidence, or any other
cause, have hesitated to use their pen, to lay aside their restraint,