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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 Paith.
Col. ii. 5. Joying and beholding your order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.
New.London, (Con.) PRINTED--1710. BRIDGEPORT, RE-PRINTED BY LOCKWOOD
ASTOR, LENOX AND
1897.. TIJE General Association dating informed that Messrs. Lockwood & Backus propose printing a nero Edition of the Confession of Faith, agreed upon at, Sabrook, 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 discipline as adopted by the General Assembly at New-Ha-. ven, on tbe 14th of October A. D. 1708,
Voted--That Rev. Messrs. Stephen W'. Stebbins, Elijah IVaterman, 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 ?eld at Ellington, June 19th 1810.
Attest, SAMUEL MERWIN, Scribe.
MONG the memorable Provirlences relaI 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. -jar unto and to the distinguishing glory of that
tract called New-England, that the colonies there were originally formed, not for the advan. tage of trade, and a worldly interest ; but upon the most noble foundation, even of religion, and the Liber y of their Consciences, with respect 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 liber. tv of our brethren in the late auspicious reign of K. William and Q. Mary, of blesser memory, and in the present glorious reign, and from the bottom of our hearts bless the Lord whose prerogative it is to reserve the tinies and season's in his own hand, who also hath inspired the ni. ous mind of her most sacred Majesty, whose reign we constantly and unfeignedly pray may