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CONTINUATION

OF

LETTERS

CONCERNING THE

CONSTITUTION AND ORDER

OF THE

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY:;

ADDRESSED TO THE MEMBERS OF

THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES

IN THE

CITY OF NEW-YORK.

BEING AN EXAMINATION OF THE STRICTURES OF THE
REV. DRS. BOWDEN AND KEMP, AND THE REV.

MR. !ow, ON THE FORMER SERIES.

BY SAMUEL MILLER, D. D.

ONE OF THE PASTORS OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH IN THE SAID CITY.

NEW-YORK:
PUBLISHED BY WILLIAMS AND WHITING,
AT THEIR THEOLOGICAL AND CLASSICAL BOOK-STORE,

No. 118, Pearl-street,
J. SEYMOUR, PRINTER.

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District of New-York, ss.
E it remembered, that on the fifth day of December,

in the thirty-fourth year of the Independence of the
United States of America, WILLIAMS & WHITING, 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, to wit :
" A Continuation of Letters concerning the Constitution and Or.

der of the Christian Ministry ; addressed to the Members of the Presbyterian Churches in the city of New.York. Being an examination of the strictures of the Rev. Drs. Bowden and Kemp, and the Reo. Mr. How, on the former series. By Sarnuel Miller, D. D. one of the Pastors of the First Pres.

byterian Church in the said City.”. In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning by se“curing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the au“thors and proprietors of such copies during the time there“ in mentioned ; and also to an Act, entitled an Act, supple

mentary 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, du

ring the time therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching, historical and other prints."

CHARLES CLINTON,

Clerk of the District of New-York.

CON TEN T S.

LETTER I.

INTRODUCTORY remarks-- Origin of this dis-
pute-Diligence and zeal of our Episcopal brethren in
asserting their offensive claims Design and character
of the author's former series of Letters-Attacks made
upon those Letters - The avowed opinions of Dr. Bow-
den and Mr. How-Various un founded charges brought
by these gentlemen against the author's former volume
Specimen of their indecent language-Design of the
following sheets. p. 13–35.

LETTER II.

Dr. Bowden and Mr. How charge the author with
misrepresenting their doctrine. This charge shown to
be unfounded-They assert that Presbyterians advance
claims as high, and as offensive as theirs-This asser-
tion refuted by specific quotations from our Confession
of Faith, and Form of Government-Presbyterians re-
ceive ministers from other denominations of Christians
without re-ordaining them-The doctrine of the jure di.
vino Presbyterians briefly stated--This doctrine shown
to be much less high-toned and offensive than that of Dr.
Bowden and Mr. How-The doctrine of uncovenanted
mercy, as held by these gentlemen-This doctrine unjust-
ly imputed to Presbyterians-Unscriptural and crude
notions concerning Baptism erroneously ascribed to the
Presbyterian Church-A similar slander with regard to

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