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CONFESSION OF FAITH,
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
Eph. iv. 5. One Faith,
Col. ïi. 5. Joying and beholding your order
New-LONDON, (Con.) PRINTID--710.
TIE General Association being informed that Messrs. Lockwood & Backus propose printing a new Edition of the Confession of Faith, agreed upon at Saybrook, 1. D. 1708, together with the heads of agreement formerly assented to by the United Ministers called Presbyterian and Congregational : and the Articles for the administration of Church disciß line as adopted by the General Assembly at New Ha ven, on the 14th of October A. D. 1708,
VotedThat Rev. Messrs. Stephen W. Stebbins, Elijah Waterman, and Heman Humphrey, be a Committee 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.
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PREFACE. 1810 A
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 advanttage 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 administered 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 pre. rogative it is to reserve the times and seasons in his own hand, who also hath inspired the pi. ous mind of her most sacred Majesty, whose reign we constantly and unfeignedly pray mas