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HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL
PASTOR OF THE SECOND UNIVERSALIST CHURCH IN DANVERS
ABEL TOMPKINS, 38 CORNHILL.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1846, by JOHN PRINCE,
In the Clerk's office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
The following Lectures were delivered, commencing in February last, before the religious society to which the author statedly ministers. They hardly need a formal preface, as the first of the Course sufficiently sets forth the design of itself and those that follow.
Whence have emanated the various writings of the Bible? Through what vicissitudes have they passed, since the time of their composition? This volume is intended to embody all the materially important information which can be obtained, on these points, accompanied with various inquiries and observations; and it is believed to be somewhat unique in its plan and arrangement.
In sending the book forth into the world, I wish merely to remark, that however emphatically it may be pronounced a contraband article, at the various Theological Custom-Houses, I hope there are some who will candidly receive and examine it.
SOUTH DANVERS, Mass.