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CHRISTIAN HERALD.

VOLUME VI.

His name shall endure for ever : his name shall be continued as long as the sun, and

men shall be blessed in him : all nations shall call him blessed. Psa. lxxii. 17. For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the

Isaiah xi. 9.

sea.

NEW-YORK: PUBLISHED BY JOHN GRAY, No. 8 MURRAY-STREET, ON THE FIRST AND ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

J. Gray & Co. Printers, Dover-street.

1819.

THE CHRISTIAN HERALD.

V. VI.]

Saturday, April 1 , 1819.

[No. I.

THREE years have elapsed since “ The Christian Herald” began to proclaim its messages of sacred intelligence and love.

The extensive circulation it has obtained, its cordial reception and support wherever it has gone, together with repeated ex. pressions of commendation, have borne testimony of the value placed upon it by the religious community; and also to their high estimation of the piety, talent, and learning of its Editor, MR. CALDWELL.

His industry and zeal have been successfully employed in making this publication contribute, largely, to the satisfaction of " the earnest and increasing desire which has for some time past manifested itself throughout this country to obtain information concerning tho progress of Christianity, and its influence upon the happiness of mankind."* And while his efforts have been the means of gratifying this desire, they have also been instrumental in promoting its extension and ardour; and, doubtless, are considered in different parts of our land as an occasion of excitement to the spread of truth and purity.

He, however, has finished his course ; and left a name to be remembered with esteem, and an example worthy of studious imitation.

The plan upon which it is intended to proceed in the management of this work, is the same as was pursued by its former editor. “ The diffusion of religious intelligence" is still “the main design of this publication. Short tracts tending to illustrate or enforce important truths” shall continue “to occupy a portion of our pages."

“ Truths of a practical, in preference to those of a speculative nature” shall ever be considered “conformable to the general character of the publication." And “in pursuing this plan it will be the study of the" present "editor not to depart from the

* See Ch. Herald, Vol. 1.p. I.

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