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The Evidences of Revealed Religion :
PUBLISHED AT THE REQUEST OF MANY OF THE HEARERS,
By JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, LL.D. F. R. S. &c. &c.
Be ready always to give an answer to every man that alketh
1 Pet. iii. 15.
To JOHN ADAMS,
VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
THE happiness I have had of your acquaintance and correspondence ever since your embassy to England, our common friendship for Dr. Price, the ardent friend of liberty and of America, your steady attachment to the cause of Christianity, the favourable ata tention you gave to the following Discourses, when they were delivered, and the wish you expressed that they might be published, induce me to take the liberty to dedicate them to you.
Statesmen who have the firmness of mind to profess themselves Christians, and who have