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LETTERS

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AMERICAN REPUBLIC,

OR,

COMMON FALLACIES AND MONSTROUS ERRORS REFUTED

AND EXPOSED.

BY THE

REV. JOSHUA R. BALM E.

Anthor of the “Lever of the Gospel," "Mirror of the Gospel," "Magnet of the
Gospel," "Telescope of the Gospel," "Telegraph of the Gospel," " American

States, Churches, and Slavery," and the “ American War Crusade."

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HAMILTON, ADAMS, & CO., LONDON.

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INTRODUCTION.

On his arrival in this country, the writer was crushed to the earth by long continued persecution in the cause of freedom. Whilst here he has met with little practical sympathy in quarters where he expected to find it ;—first, because he has a white face, many having reminded him that if he had come with a black one, he would have found his way to the depths of the popular heart ; — secondly, he required friendly aid and succour, and this was quite sufficient in the present artificial state of society to subject him to renewed exercises of trial and difficulty ; but in his deep emergency God in his kind and indulgent providence enabled him to engineer his way to success in the publication of his book, “American States and Churches;" — thirdly, the writer's criticisms of Dr. Cheever's sarcastic fling at this country in the “Trent affair," and also his enquiry as to whether Frederick Douglas was reconverted to the faith which he once professed, and to which he has been so great an opponent in America -an enquiry prompted by Douglas taking the Lord's

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