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District of New-York, ss.
Be it remembered, that on the 13th day of March, in the forty-first year of the independence
of the

United States of America, James Eastburn and Co. of the said district, have deposited in
this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprictors, in the words following,
to wit :-“ A Dictionary of all Religions and Religious Denominations, Jewish, Heathen, Ma-
hometan and Christian, Ancient and Modern; with an Appendix, containing a sketch of the
present state of the world as to Population, Religion, Toleration, Missions, etc. and the articles
in which all Christian Denominations agree. By Hannah Adams. Prove all things, hold fast
that which is good.-Apostle Paul. Fourth edition, with corrections and large additions."

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An act for the en-
couragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and
proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.” And also to an act, entitled
An act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by secur-
ing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during
the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, en-
graving and etching historical and other prints."

THERON RUDD,
Clerk of the Southern District of N, York.

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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.

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