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District Clerk's Office. BE it remembered, that on the twenty-eighth day of August, A. D. 1820, and in the fortyfifth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Hilliard and

Metcalf, of the said District, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, viz.

** Letters addressed to Trinitarians and Calvinists, occasioned by Dr. Woods' Letters to Unitarians. By Henry Ware, D. D. Hollis Professor of Divinity in the University at Cambridge.”

in .conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;" and also to an Act, entitled, “An Act supplementary to an Act," entitled, " An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned; and extending the benefits thereof to the Arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints."

Clerk of the District of Massachusetts,

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LETTER VI. 110–124. Divine influence.—That which is peculiar to Calvinism to be

distinguished.-General doctrine.-Indirect influence by instruments and means.-Irresistible grace.Objections.-Unitarian views.

LETTER VII. 125-150. Tendency and moral influence of Unitarian and of Trinitarian

views,-generally,-as respects piety to God,-regard for Jesus Christ,-reverence for the Scriptures,-benevolent exertions,--spread of the Gospel.-Motives to activity-Conclusion.






The Letters of the Rev. Dr. Woods to Unitarians, which have now been for some time before the public, suggest to me the propriety of addressing the few following pages on the same subjects, to Trinitarians and Calvinists. I feel the greater readiness to do it, and enter upon the task the more cheerfully, as the discussion of the interesting subjects, about which they are concerned, seems to be taking a character of moderation, temperance, and urbanity, which promises a favourable result. It assures us, that the great end, which, on each side, we propose to ourselves, will not be lost sight of in the ardour of debate, and the desire to maintain subordinate opinions, in which we differ from each other; and that we are not going to sacrifice the spirit of religion to any of its forms, or its dogmas.

I am far from thinking religious controversy to be universally an evil. It becomes so, only when it is improperly conducted. It is bad, and produces bad effects, only when the discussion of interesting questions of faith or duty is carried on with an intemperate

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