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FRIENDS FAMILY LIBRARY.

VOL II.

LETTERS ON RELIGIOUS SUBJECTS,

COLLECTED

BY JOHN KENDALL

TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.

ON

RELIGIOUS SUBJECTS,

WRITTEN BY

DIVERS FRIENDS, DECEASED.

First Published in London,

By JOHN KENDALL.

VOL. I.

Pölladelphfa:

THOMAS KITE, 64, WALNUT STREET.

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PREFACE.

It is thought that the friendly and familiar letters which are here collected, would not only be instructive and pleasant to those of the same religious society with the writers of them, but might tend to show the disposition and views of this Society, better than a treatise written purposely in the defence of the principles professed by it.

The reader will perceive an unfeigned love and af. fection to have prevailed in the minds of the writers, one towards another; and that their principal view was to promote the best interests of their friends. It will be seen also, that in thus expressing their sentiments on religious subjects, without any expectation of having them made public, they agree in all the essential principles of the religion of their great Lord and Master Jesus Christ, in whom alone their hope of salvation was placed. It is true, they more insist upon the practice of piety and a virtuous conduct, than upon speculative views of the Truth, or ceremonial institutions; which may be helpful to those who use them conscientiously, but are not to be esteemed essential to our happiness.

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