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PR E F A C E
Now present my readers with a
Third Volume of Occasional I
Papers. They who found the for
mer Volumes useful and entertain-, ing, I hope will not be disappointed if they read this with the like Expectations.
The general View of these Papers is L 1BERT Y, within the Bounds of Reason and Religion. This is what will be always dear to, wise and good Men, though the Stupid and Indolent, and vitious part of Mankind would give it up, and those who lust for unlimited Power and Dominion do their utmost to drive it out of the World.
I have expreßt my Concern for Religious Liberty, though I have at the fame Time guarded against all the Abuses of it.
it. In vindicating this Freedom, I have (in mine own Opinion at least) been contending for the Faith.