The design of this Essay is to prevent the falling away of any more of
our Communion into those separate Assemblies, I shall observe a Christian
Spirit and Temper through the whole course of this Undertaking, and offer
nothing to the Public, but what is attested by the most allowable Authori.
ty; I shall not any way take notice of the Affairs of State, or the Proceed-
ings of the Government, because I always thought the Duty of a Christian
was to obey the Supreme Powers, my Province being limited to the Defence
of the Church and Clergy, and to expose the Frauds, the Policies, and the
Intrigues of their Enemies,
BY A SOCIETY OF CHURCHMEN.