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THEN the following DISSER
TATIONS were composed, the author had not resolved whether he should submit them to the review of the public or not.
Several divines had already written on the subject of Covenanting, with distinguished fuccefs. Scarce any thing could be said, in the form of Sermons, but what they had observed. He did not choose to repeat to a Congregation what every one might read in the closet. These things determined him to confine his attention to what may be called the HistoRY OF FOEDERAL TRANSACTIONS, that he might illustrate the argument deduced, from the example of the Saints in every age. It immediately occurred to him, that this province had been lefs occupied than others; and that two advantages might accrue from this plan: It would appear, in the first place, That, though Covenanters have few,