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CONFESSION OF FAITH,

A

OWNED AND CONSENTED TO, BY THE

Elders and Messengers

OF THE CHURCHES IN THE COLONY OF CON-
NECTICUT, IN NEW-ENGLAND,

Assembled by Delegation at Saybrook, September
9th, 1708.

Eph. iv. 5.

One Faith,

Col. ii. 5. Joying and beholding your order
and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

NEW-LONDON, (CON.) PRINTFD-710.

BRIDGEPORT, RE-PRINTED BY LOCKWOOD &
BACKUS-1810.

THE General Association being informed that Messrs. Lockwood & Backus propose printing a new Edition of the Confession of Faith, agreed upon at Saybrook, A. D. 1708, together with the heads of agreement formerly assented to by the United Minis ters called Presbyterian and Congregational: and the Articles for the administration of Church discip line as adopted by the General Assembly at New-Ha ven, on the 14th of October A. D. 1708,

Voted-That Rev. Messrs. Stephen W. Stebbins, Elijah Waterman, and Heman Humphrey, be a Com mittee to superintend the publication, and see to the correctness of the same according to the first edition.

A true extract of the minutes of the Association held at Ellington, June 19th 1810.

Attest, SAMUEL MERWIN, Scribe.

9830
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BX 7235 A4 1810

PREFACE.

the memorable Providences relà

ting to our English Nation in the last Century, must be acknowledged the settling of English Colonies in the American parts of the World; among all which this hath been pecul iar unto and to the distinguishing glory of that tract called New-England, that the colonies there were originally formed, not for the advantage of trade, and a worldly interest; but upon the most noble foundation, even of religion, and the Liberty of their Consciences, with respec' unto the ordinances of the Gospel administereå in the purity and power of them; a happiness then not to be enjoyed in their native soil.

We joyfully congratulate the religious liberty of our brethren in the late auspicious reign of K William and Q. Mary, of blessed memory, and in the present glorious reign, and from the bottom of our hearts bless the Lord whose prerogative it is to reserve the times and seasons in his own hand, who also hath inspired the pious mind of her most sacred Majesty, whose reign we constantly and unfeignedly pray may

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