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TO EDIFY CHRISTIANS, AND INFORM THE RI
The profits of this work are to be applied to the fupport of Miffionaries
Beloved Brethren and Friends,
WHEN you recollect the numerous embarrassments and
difcouragements, which attended the inftitution of the Society, the unexpected fuccefs, with which our infant exertions have been crowned, and also attend to the danger of neglecting our inestimable object, and our indispensable obligations to fupport it, by the Magazine, and all other expedients, you will excufe the freedoin of the following remarks. There is a call for our united exertions in all refpects, because we live in times of imminent temptation and danger.
The rapid increase of the number of our members, whose annual tax relieves the treafury; the pleafing reports of our Miffionaries, who explore the Eaftern and Western Districts, and the ardent attention paid to the miffionary interest, at our stated meetings, in connexion with the increafing habit of our congregations and friends to furnish pecuniary means, by liberal con, tributions, are animating tokens of the fmiles of Heaven, and grounds of encouragement to proceed in our laudable exertions.
But how fhall we progrefs with influence and honour, except we all, in our refpective spheres of action, pay proper and facred attention to the best interest of the Society? How fhall we maintain our reputation and extend our usefulness, except like good foldiers we faithfully and valiantly guard and protect our ftandard?