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SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE.

Eph. IV. 15.

London:

PRINTED BY J. BARFIELD, WARDOUR-STREET, SOHO;

AND SOLD BY

B. J. HOLDSWORTH, ST. PAUL'S-CHURCH-YARD.

1822.

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PR EF A C E.

Having finished the labours of another year, the Conductors of the Baptist Magazine again address their numerous friends in this Preface to the Fourteenth Volume of the Work.

To our esteemed Correspondents, whose valuable communications have so materially assisted us, we offer our sincere acknowledgments. Our warmest thanks are due to the Readers and Supporters of the Publication, and we beg leave to present them particularly in the name of those Widows who have reaped the pecuniary benefit.

Those who have honoured our pages with a perusal, we hope have derived from them both information and pleasure. As usual, the operations of Christian zeal and benevolence have occupied such a space as to render the Magazine an important and effective auxiliary in the cause of God and truth.

The Missionary Herald and Irish Chronicle, together with the occasional Reports of the Baptist Home Missionary Society, and the regular detail of events, have furnished a considerable portion of that Intelligence which is so grateful to the religious public: and in the retrospect of the year, we discover abundant cause for thankfulness to Him who has not suffered his servants to labour in vain, and spend their strength for nought, but has crowned their efforts with his blessing, both at home and abroad.

The Departments of the work containing Essays on various important subjects, and Reviews of useful books, we have endeavoured to make the medium of just and scriptural sentiments; while the records of mortality

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