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BY A SOCIETY OF GENTLEMEN.
FOR THE YEAR 1823.
" Knowing that I am set for the desence of the Gospel.” Phil. i. 17.
It is proper, at the close of the year, to look back and review the works of our hands. At this season, the conductors of the Gospel Advocate have, each year since its publication, paused to consider the propriety and expediency of continuing their work. The labour and the responsibility which have devolved upon them have not been small; but they have hoped that their labours have not been wholly unfruitful, and that they might feel themselves entitled to some small share of that satisfaction which arises from the consciousness of doing, as well as intending, good. They. have been much refreshed and encouraged by thë cordial approbation expressed by many distinguished friends of the Church, whose opinions they highly va:
and they trust that with the assistance which they hope to receive, the future character of the work will not disappoint the expectations that have been formed of it.
In looking forward to another volume, the conductors have a few words to say. It has ever been their
DUP.EXCH. 27 MAR. 1901
DREW THEOL. SEM.