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tianity, and have embraced it with faith, confidence, and happiness, because it does not rely for support on the sword of the executioner; because it does not place the scaffolds of the Inquisition beside the Cross of Him who came, not to destroy men, but to save them. I have noticed that the violences charged at the outset on some of its members, proceeded from a remnant of human prejudices, from a habit of dominion and of two-fold power, of which those men were not immediately able to divest themselves. But at the present day this Church is mild and charitable: it stands in no need of the Rack to sustain it; it does not desire to be upheld by such means. Its great precept is the precept of the Saviour, “ Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment; and the second is like unto it; thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets,” !

I recognise in this Communion the true Church of Jesus Christ—that Primitive Church to which a return was effected by the Gospel, at the epocha of the Reformation.— I bless God for having opened my eyes to his divine light. My children shall one day bless me for having pursued the conduct of an honest man, whose part it is to embrace the Truth from the moment that he perceives it, without suffering himself to be disturbed by the threats and calumnies of those who shun the light, because their deeds are evil. If the course which I have taken were again to be decided upon, in vain would the preparations of torture and of the scaffold be set in array to stop me. Truth is my motto; the approbation of God and of my conscience is my law. Multitudes are prevented from imitating me, by their indifference respecting truth

(1) St. Math. xxii. v. 37, 38, 39, and 40.

and religion, and by their greater fear of being censured in this world than of being condemned in the next.

These, Sir, are the motives by which I was influenced.—1 believe you to possess a firm and upright mind, and am sure that you will bestow upon me your approbation. Accept, Sir, the sentiments with which I am

Your very humble
And most devoted servant,


** Since the first part of this Appendix was committed to press, the Translator of the above Letter has received, from a Friend in Switzerland, the following information relative to its Author :

“ M. Mollard-Lefevre is a native of Lyon. His family has long been connected with the silk-manufactory of that city; and he himself carries on the same branch of business, which has enabled him to give a very respectable maintenance to his children. He brings them up in those principles of probity and honour which have always been his own characteristics, and which have acquired for him the general esteem of his fellowcitizens.

“With the name of Mollard-Lefevre, that of Alpinosa has no connection whatever: the latter is the family name of a young Piedmontese, who is also a recent convert to Protestantism, and who has lately resided at Lausanne. These conversions to the Reformed Faith, and consequent abjurations of the Roman Catholic religion, are now become events of such frequent occurrence, in France, that many hundreds of them are reckoned to have taken place within a few years, in the single province of the Lyonnois.”


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