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IN OCTAVO.

No. I. A Solemn Review of the Custom of War.
II. War inconsistent with the Doctrine and Example of Jesus Christ, by

John Scott, Esq.
Ul. An Essay on the Doctrine and Practice of the Early Christians as

they relate to War, by Thomas Clarkson, Esq. M. A. IV. Extracts from Erasmus.

V. Sketches of the Horrors of War, by Evan Rees. VI. On Universal Peace, by the Rev. David Bogue. VII. Observations on the applicability of the Pacific Principles of the New

Testament to the Conduct of States, &c. by Jonathan Dymond. VIII. An Examination of the Principles which are considered to support

the Practice of War, by a Lady. IX. The Principles of Peace Exemplified in the Conduct of the Society of

Friends in Ireland, during the Rebellion of the year 1798, with
some Preliminary and Concluding Observations, by Thomas

Hancock, M.D. In Three Parts.
X. Historical Illustrations of the Origin and Consequences of War, by

the Author of Tract No. VIII., as above. XI. Reflections on the Calamities of War, and the Superior Policy of

Peace, translated from the French of a Treatise, “ On the Admi.

nistration of the Finances of France," by M. Necker. XII. An Essay on War, and on its Lawfulness under the Christian Dispen

sation, by Joseph John Gurney.
Welsh. Epitome of the Views GERMAN.-No. I.

and Objects of the Peace DUTCH.-No. II.
Society

SPANISH.-No. III.
FRENCH.- Nos. I. to VIII. and XI. ITALIAN.-Nos. I. and III.

NEW SERIES OF SMALL TRACTS.

IN DUODECIMO. By the Author of " Select Female Biography,Annals of my

Village," fc. No. I. Sketch of a Hospital Scene in Portugal. 11. Results of War, with Suggestions for an Amicable Settlement of

National Disputes. III. Sketch of the Miseries suffered by the Germans during the Seven

Years' War, from 1756 to 1763. IV. Peace Societies, and the Scenes which have occurred within the last

Sixty Years, in Two Parts.
V. Account of the Massacre of Corcubion, with an appeal to English

Ladies.
VI. The Sights we have seen

Also "THE HERALD Or Peace," published Quarterly, and to be

had as above.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The Fiftn Tract of the Peace Society contained facts chiefly selected from Labaume's Narrative of the Campaign in Russia, in 1812. exhibiting the scenes of misery and desolation which the warlike spirit produces on the earth. The present Publication, which the Committee of the Peace Society has, with the permission of the worthy Author, adopted as a Tract of that Society, exhibits facts of an opposite character,-facts which shew not only how the pacific principles of the Gospel throw a protection around those who imbibe and act consistently with them,—but they also shew how their influence calms the turbulent passions, and lessens the horrors of war.

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If it be objected that the facts here recorded relate almost exclusively to one denomination of Christians, the Quakers, or Society of Friends, whose principles on war are well known, but that if others not of that persuasion had acted on the same principles, they would have been exposed to all the fatal effects of party violence ; answer, that this is opposing hypothesis to fact, the same principles of conduct being calculated to produce the same effects; when they have not so done, it must be attributed to a misunderstanding or doubt of the principles on which the persons acted; and even in such cases of extremity, God is able to deliver those who trust in him, an instance of which the reader will find in the preservation of the Moravians at Gracehill, mentioned in Part II. of this Tract.

The objector cannot regret more than we do, that the facts should almost exclusively relate to the Society of Friends ; it would have afforded us equal, if not greater pleasure, to have been able to produce similar facts of the members of the Established Church, or of any other denomination of Christians : the time, we doubt not, will arrive, and may it soon arrive, when they shall share with the Friends the honour of supporting the pacific principles of the Gospel : till then we can only record such facts as present themselves to our notice, and may they stimulate the reader to obey the Christian language of exhortation which they practically address to him, " Go, and do thou likewise."

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March, 1828.

PREFACE.

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The documents from which this brief narrative is compiled, have, most of them, been some years in the author's possession. They have been obtained from those who were concerned, either as actors or eye-witnesses, in the scenes which are depicted. They contain the names of such individuals as are alluded to in the narrative ; but the author is placed under the necessity of generally withholding them.*

Though some, amongst the individuals noticed, are now in the silent grave, yet the nature of the scenes in which they were engaged, requires that regard should be paid to their surviving friends and immediate descendants. Associated, as were those scenes with the heart-burnings of civil war, it is possible that, even at this distance of time, the narrative might recall some feelings, in societies and neighbourhoods, which, for the sake of harmony and good fellowship, ought to be consigned to oblivion.

If this reason be entitled to consideration, in so far as it relates to the descendants of those whose acts are recorded, the surviving individuals, to whom allusion is made, have much stronger motives to urge the concealment they have requested.

Under disadvantages which thus attach to the publication, the author cannot do less than assure his reader of his undoubted belief in the truth of the incidents that are recorded ; being personally acquainted not only with some of the individuals, but of the writers concerned, and knowing that they are entitled to the fullest credit. But the documents being simply designed to shew in what manner

• The narrative respecting Ballitore, affords an exception.

a number of persons, who followed the principles of peace, regulated their conduct in a time of civil warfare, and, through divine mercy, experienced preservation ; and not having been collected to set forth the praise, either of any individual or of any society, the names of the actors are of minor importance.

As the heads of the Chapters will shew that some little arrangement is attempted, it will readily occur to the reader that the order of time could not be very strictly observed ; and he will therefore find that a few events are narrated, for the purpose of classification, after others, which, in fact, they preceded.

As the time will undoubtedly come — and no one can say how soon it may arrive—when the Christian principles of peace will be more generally received and acted upon in the world than they are at present; every contribution, however small, pointing out the way in which the followers of peace have endeavoured to obey their Lord and Master's literal injunctions on this fundamental point, and commemorating the blessed effects of their obedience, may have some little weight in the balance, to determine the minds of hesi. tating Christians on the side of peace.

And thus, although the store may happen to be slowly collected, and the light to be very gradually diffused, an accumulation of facts and testimonies from different parts of the world, and a concentration of light from the increasing convictions of truth in different minds, employed in examining this important question, may at last be expected to work such a change of public sentiment in favour of peace, as shall establish the principle incontrovertibly, that Christianity is altogether a religion of peace—a system of love and goodwill to men,—whether viewed in the mode of its introduction or of its propagation, or in its principles, or in relation to the prophecies respecting it.

It was announced with the angelic song of Peace. It was founded by the Prince of Peace. It depended so entirely on its own peaceable armour—the meekness and lamb-like disposition of its ambassadors—to overcome its enemies, that it was propagated in direct

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