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THE

Connecticut Evangelical Magazine,

VOLUME II.

CONSISTING OF TWELVE NUMBERS, TO BE

PUBLISHED MONTHLY.

FROM JULY 1801 TO JUNE 1802.

ÍHÉ 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,

-VIZ.

NATHAN WILLIAMS, D. D.
JOHN SMALLEY, D. D.
JEREMIAH DAY, A. M.

REVEREND MESSIEURS

DE CHARLES BACKUS, A. M.

FB TIMOTHY DWIGHT, D. D.
BENJAMIN TRUMBULL, D. D. NATHAN STRONG, A. M.

DAVID ELY, A. M.
NATHAN PERKINS, A. M,
ZEBULON ELY, A. M
ABEL FLINT,

LEVI HART, D. D. SAMUEL J. MILLS, A. M. ISAAC LEWIS, D. D. ELIJAH PARSONS,

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A. M,

PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS:

HARTFORD: PRINTED BY HUDSON AND GOODWIN, FOR THE EDITORS.

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of the Conne&ticut Evangelical Magazine, the Editors are induced o enter on the publication of a second. The same general plan will be pursued, 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 speculatist and entertain the curious, are the objects of this work. For the accompliftment of these purposes, it will be feen that Elays written in a foort, interesting manner, judicious narratives of revivals of religion, accounts of remarkable Providences; and biographical sketches are better adapted, than labored difquisitions on speculative points. To the success of a work of this kind variety is essential ; the Editors therefore hope their brethren in the ministry, and others who wish to promote the cause of truth and piety, will cheerfully communicate original pieces on the various subje&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 dotive; and at the fame time the Lord of glory appears to be ereding a standard against him. Profligacy of manners abounds; and infidelity

affumes a formidable appearance, walking through the earth with gigantic ftrides, and threatning the destrution of every virtuous principle. Religion, on the other hand, gradually prevails ; and the Son of God

seems to be preparing the course of events for her final triumph." Tbe late revivals of religion in so many parts of our land ; an incrcaping 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 fend Mifronaries to places where the gospel is not at all or but imperfecly enjoyed, lead to the animating consideration that the Redeemer ftill fits as king upon the holy bill of Sion, and that the gates of hell will not be suffered to prevail against his church.

In a word, such are the present appearances of things, that 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 addrefs
the father of mercies, in fervent prayer and humble supplication for the

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