This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 Excerpt: ...interpretation of the Sacred Oracles. And a large and beautiful impression of the Improved Version with the Notes, published by my intelligent, learned, and valuable friend and correspondent Mr. W. Wells, of Boston, whose zeal for truth is beyond all praise, will, it is hoped, contribute to the better understanding of difficult and T doubtful passages in holy writ. The Monthly Anthology, the General Repository, and other valuable periodical publications conducted by gentlemen of distinguished talents and liberality, tend very much to diffuse a spirit of inquiry. Bigo k try is discountenanced; and, if I am not greatly misinformed, divine worship in many of the principal churches at Boston is carried on upon prin j ciples strictly, if not avowedly Unitarian. Being myself a friend to ingenuousness and candour, I A very correct, certainly, not a partial account of the present state of professed Unitarianism in the State of the Massachusetts, and particularly in Boston, has lately been published in the Monthly Repository for March and April 1812, in a letter addressed by my highly esteemed friend the Reverend Francis Parkman, of Boston, to the Reverend John Grundy, in reply to a flattering account of the state of Unitarianism in Boston and its vicinity, contained in the Appendix to Mr. Grundy's eloquent Discourse at the opening of a new place of worship at Liverpool. This account appears to have been communicated to my worthy friend by some person whose zeal in a good cause led him to see the objects of his wish in rather loo favourable a light. See Appendix, No. X. The following extract from a letter written by a minister in America to his friend in England, dated October 1810, though somewhat long, will, it is hoped, be found both entertaining and important; i...