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that the Church shall have the benefit of any labours, which he bath left for publike use, and inshetial of this subseét (the Covenant of Grace)sonedfull and profitable. And that acquaintance which we had with this faithfull servant of Isus chrift, doth incline us with all willingnose, to giveourapprolation of this piece, although ourmanifold imployments havenot suffered us to peruse it, so exačily, as otherwise we should have done. ... . . . . . ! We shall desire, that by thy faithful improvement. hereof, thy knowledge of the faderall transa:tions be*PiotCodandhi people,through lesuschrift, may be much augmented, unto his honour, and thine everlasting happinese in him,in whom weare, .* * * * : * : ----- . . . . . Thy faithfull Friends,
Lord had continued his life and health: and I am con
fident,it would have come abroad better polished; if he having compleated it, had then survayed the whole fa
ture the printing of it, because imperfeót, yet upontheim
portunity of Friends, being incouraged by the judgement of some Reverend Divines, who had perused it, I have
now made it publike, . addition, diminution, or alteration. The subject of the
The Contents of the severall Chapters.
6. Of the Covenant of grace,as it was made and manifested to Åbra-