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ON THE

FOEDERAL TRANSACTIONS

BETWEEN

GOD AND HIS CHURCH,

BOTH BEFORE AND SINCE

THE CANON OF SCRIPTURE

WAS COMPLETED.

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WHEN the following DisserTations were composed, the author had not resolved whether he should submit them to the review of the public or not. Several divines had already written on the subject of Covenanting, with distinguished success. Scarce any thing could be said, in the form of Sermons, but what they had observed. He did not choose to repeat to a Congregation what every one might read in the closet. These things determined him to confine his attention to what maybe called the HistoRy OF FOEDERAL TRANSACTIONS,

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deduced,from the example of the Saints in every age. It immediately occurred to him, that this province had been less occupied than others; and that two advantages might accrue from this plan: It would appear, in .the first place, That, thgngh Covenanters have few

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