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District of New-York, ss.
United States of America, James Eastburn and Co. of the said district, have deposited in
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An act for the en-
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The reader will be pleased to observe, that the following rules have been carefully adhered to through the whole of this performance.
1. To avoid giving the least preference of one denomination above another: omitting those passages in the authors cited, where they pass their judgment on the sentiments, of which they give aň account : consequently the making use of any such appellations, as Heretics, Schismatics, Enthusiasts, Fanatics, &c. is carefully avoided.
2. To give a few of the arguments of the principal sects, from their own authors, where they could be obtained.
3. To endeavour to give the sentiments of every sect in the general collective sense of that denomination.
#. To give the whole, as much as possible, in the words of the authors from which the compilation is made, and where that could not be done without too great prolixity, to take the utmost care not to misrepresent the ideas.