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A DECLARATION OF THE DOCTRINE AND PRACTICE
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST.
BY JOHN DUN LAVY.
“ Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked; between
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PRINTED AT PLEASANT-HILL, KY., MDCCCXVIII.
REPRINTED BY EDWARD O. JENKINS,
No. 114 Nassau Street.
141. i. 85.
The publishers of this second edition of the Manifesto would inform the reader that it is not pretended to be a revised copy of the first. But as the author has deceased since the publication of the original work, some small corrections have been made by those of his friends who best knew his mind and feelings, and which are in accordance with a request made by him before his decease.
Some improvements might probably have been made in the arrangement of the work, by dividing long chapters and paragraphs, and also by a division of very lengthy sentences; but as such alterations might have a tendency in some instances, to obscure the author's meaning, few attempts of the kind have been made. A few notes have been added for the reader's information ; but in general the original has been strictly followed.
Believing that this valuable work will be acceptable to honest inquirers after Truth, in the present fluctuating state of religious opinions, and the serious awakenings which at present prevail among many classes of people, the publishers now present this edition to the public, earnestly soliciting their candid perusal and their serious reflection upon the all-important subjects herein contained, which have been so ably discussed and so clearly illustrated by the truly pious author.
Those who may wish for further information on these subjects and of the religious community from which they emanated, are hereby referred to a work, entitled, “ The Testimony of Christ's Second Appearing,” and to a small duodecimo volume, entitled, “A Summary View of the Millennial Church."
THE PUBLISHERS. New LEBANON, N. Y., 1847.