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PUBLISHED BY FRANCIS WESTLEY, 10, STATIONERS' COURT, AND SOLD BY C. J. WESTLEY AND G. TYRRELL, SACKVILLE STREET, DUBLIN,
P R E F A C E.
With mingled emotions of joy and grief, the Conductors of the Evangelical Magazine would lay before their numerous readers the Third Volume in the present series. When they advert to the happy measure of success which continues to erown their feeble endeavours in the cause of truth, and righteousness, and charity, they cannot withhold the expression of grateful thanksgiving to Almighty God, who, for more than thirty years, has watched over the object of their anxious solicitudes, and has rendered it a blessing to thousands, both at home and abroad. The experience of another year has only served to convince the active friends of the Evangelical Magazine, that so long as they adhere to their original catholic plan, they cannot fail to realize the general support of the Christian public. To that plan they are as cordially attached as when first they entered upon their important labours, and hope, in every succeeding year, " to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
They state, with much satisfaction, that their disbursements to the Widows of Evangelical Ministers, of different denominations, during the current year, have fully equalled those of any former one, and that they continue to receive, from all parts of the Kingdom, the most lively assurances of the essential relief afforded to many a deserving individual, by the seasonable aid they have been enabled to grant. They venture to suggest to Ministers and Churches, that the objects to which the profits of the Magazine have always been devoted, should induce them, most vigorously and conscientiously, to support the Work.