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tiof Moses. To one God the law;

Mofes. To the law and the prophets the Lord your God is one God. This article is the prime and first principle of the law; therefore, cannot be touched, but must remain one, and in the singular number, without infringement. i Boy. This is the ground and fundamental article of the chriftian religion. These are the words of Christ, in the 12th chapter of St. Mark. Here, Ifrael, the Lord thy God is one God. And thou malt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole foul, and with thy whole mind, and with thy whole strength. This is the first commandment, and the second is like to it. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments christianity is established. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, are one God, in Three Persons. One Father, one Son, one Holy Spirit.

Mofes. This is inconclusive and irreconcileable. The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God. This destroys the fingular and brings in the plural number, which Ifrael never can admit. . · Boy. One Father, nor three Fathers ; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Spirit, not three Holy Spirits, which comprise one God. Genesis ist chapter, In the beginning God created the beavens and the earth, and the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep ; and the Spirit of God moved an the face of the waters. Ver, 26. And God said,

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iet Us make man. Explain who this Spirit of God is, and the plural Us.

Mofes. This is unfathomable, and not within the narrow limits of our faculties to comprehend. Who is he that dares search into the depths of the Almighty, or alcer his precepts? his revealed will remains unalterable, which actuates his servants and teaches them divine truths.

Luther. Him that dives into Majesty will be oppressed with Glory; I cannot tell what this boy aims at; young man, you should pay a proper respect to your elders ; this is some superstition, or priestcraft, that he picked up amongst incoherent and wizardly crew, Confi. der, child, that I am seated on the Throne of Grace, and Moses, a Doctor in Israel. I therefore decide that we be not oppreffed, or puc ourselves in jeopardy of dismay, or being hipped, which generally with us, on our side the water, brings on a fit of despair, and frequently ends, being champions, in the use either of a razor, knife, pistol, halter, or fome other fashionable plealantry, and not seldom by water. It is, therefore, resolved, on my return, to issue a decree to mulet every incendiary, that may inflame with religion my good people, by which decree the minds of the turbulenc will be animated to try the merits of their cause, and as the spirit of our countrymen, being inflamed with the spirit of English liberty, will gainsay my decree, it will be productive of very large fums to increase and fill my treasury, which will be a great saving: whilft with the thunder

of our voice we proclaim, a Remnant of all Mall be saved, I find myself transported and beside myself in a ravery or phrenzy, so that the tears of joy trickle down my cheeks for adminiftering to you both the medicine of reconcilement.

Boy. In the 15th chapter of Genesis, Almighty God makes his covenant with Abram, and in the 17th renews it, changes his name Abram into Abraham, being made father of many nations; and seals and confirms the covenant with circumcision. In the 22d chapter, Almighty God, by His Angel, calls to Abraham out of Heaven, the second time, and said, By myself have I sworn, faith the Lord, for because thou bajt done this thing, and bajt not withheld thy Son, thy only Son; that in blesing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply thy feed as the stars of beaven, and as the sands on the sea more; and thy feed mall pollefs the gate of His enemy; and in thy reed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. You will note, that this Seed or Offspring is in the singular number. Since this covenant and promise is near four thousand years. Remove Jesus Christ and his covenant, which is christianity, and in spirit contemplate the state and completion, or fulfilling of this scripture.

Mofes. Deplorable, miserable and abject state ; I am absorbed and lost in a labyrinth of intricacies ; bewildered, surrounded, oppressed with an ocean of difficulties, dark and perplexed ideas, which move disorderly as fetuses without assisting the understanding chain, down

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the soul with fetters of melancholy and black despair, our scriptures laid before us, with strict and severe injunctions of implicit and perfect obedience. O my God, what is man, when for our sins you are angry with us? what can I fay, or plead in excuse for the fins of your poor fervant and nacion? O my Lord, you have dispersed your people and withdrawn the light of your countenance from us. O my God, Ifrael has been plunged in some great iniquity which, through our obstinacy, thou haft destroyed us; yet, O Lord, thou hast left us a name in the earth, though for our punishment : a name of malediction.

Luther. Why this disturbance of mind, reverend scribe ? you are the happy man, if such a man can be found; your character is inimi. table ; you are known on the Exchange of London by the name of the good Jew; your heart melts, while your purse relieves the indigent; your fortyne is affluent; yet poor to yourself, but rich to others. Forty thousand in our funds, and twenty thousand in Holland, is no trihe, which sums might mightily accu: mylate, if you will pass them into my hands, .which would ease you of a great burthen and much anxiety; for, be assured your present perplexity is owing to the fall of stocks, and which bears an angry aspect; but I being of the church havę daily opportunities of putting out money, both in church and state, to high advantages. My own security, which I shall immediately grant you, and the sooner the beller, as I have many very high and urgenç 13

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matters at present, and which makes my return to England necessary, I have been casting the matter, and have rated the £40,000 in our funds at £20,000, owing to the fall of stock ; you will make up twenty on this side the water.

Total £40,000, at 4 per cent. in grofs, yearly,

£. 1600

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For the watchfulness, care, loss of reft, pro

tection, your honour, and my indignity, as Primate of all England,

800 Unforeseen contingencies, such as attends war,

mishaps, and many dreadful alarms, 200 Postage of Letters, and other correspondences 100, Invasions and many casualties, not numbered 200 Your venerable age, small stature, decay of

appetite, and poor living; these impedi. ments, and many others of the mind, "renders speedful to be put on a regimen of spare diet, and as small connection with temporals as may be, so that £50 will be abundant and leave a surplus for charitable uses, as I shall see requisite

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1550—1550

£ 50

Moses's annuity, or yearly income,

Boy. In the 28th chapter of Genesis, Almighty God eonfirms his promise of calling all nations to the covenant of the Meffiah ; and Jacob went out from Beerfheba, and went to. wards Haran. And he lighted on a certain place, and stayed there all night, because the Tun was set ; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillow, and lay down to Neep, and he dreamed and beheld a ladder set upon the earth, and the top reached

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