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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS: to wit:
District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the second day of August, A. D. 1824, in the forty-ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Samuel T. Armstrong, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
"A Treatise on the Divine Nature, exhibiting the distinction of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. By Humphrey Moore, Pastor of the Church in Milford, N. H.”
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, intitled, “An act for the encouragement 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, intitled, “An act supplementary to an Act, intitled, An Act for the encouragement 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 extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical, and other prints.”
JNO. W. DAVIS, Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.
The design of the author of the following work is to offer to the public a brief and systematical treatise on the Divine Nature, exhibiting the distinction of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. However much has been written on this subject, and however ably it has been executed, the writer of these sheets has seen no one publication, which has examined all the principal sources of evidence of this prominent doctrine of the Scriptures. To have a single treatise, which will give a connected view of the leading evidences of the distinctions in the Divine Nature, appears to be an object of great importance. Whether any thing has been done in this volume to effect this object, it is submitted to a candid public. .
The author is aware that in some points he differs from most Trinitarian writers; but the difference is of such a nature that it is, in his opinion, an additional weight in their scale of evidence.
In writing upon a subject, which has been discussed by a thousand hands, and in almost as many ways, it is impossible to avoid crossing the tracks of many; and in attempting to establish and defend what is supposed to be truth, it is sometimes necessary to notice and refute opinions, which militate against it. In the following treatise it has been designed to avoid, as much as possible, a controversial method