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ON THE EVIDENCE OF

REVEALED RELIGION.

By JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, LL.D. F.R.S. &c.

That thou mightest know the certainty of these things wherein
thou hast been inftructed. ACTS i. 4.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON, NO. 72, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,

1794,
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DEDICATION.

TO

The Rev. THOMAS BELSHAM,

TUTOR IN DIVINITY IN THE NEW COLLEGE,
HACKNEY,

DEAR SIR,

AFFECTION and esteem join with a sense of propriety in leading me to dedicate this work to you. To your friendship and fociety I owe a very great part of the fatisfaction I have enjoyed during my refidence at Clapton; not many days having ever intervened without our having had fome intercourfe, fince I have been fettled in your neighbourhood; and the interruption of it, as the breaking of any other habit, will for a long time be fenfibly and painfully felt by me, It has alfo been an intercourfe as improving as it has been pleafing to me. And without the feasonable aid of impreffions from the knowledge and virtue of others, no man can tell how much his own mind might have fuffered; man being the great inftrument in the hand of Providence of forming men for the beft or the worst purposes.

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