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small part of the toil and responsibility connected with it, devolved upon him. It is believed, too, that he was the first person to propose that a constitution of the Church be drawn up, which, as the reader may recollect, he did in his letter to Dr. R. of March, 1788 [See page 298]; and for this, if for no other reason, he may with propriety be represented as the Father of it, and the representation, it is conceived, involves no injustice or disrespect to the memory of his able and efficient associate.

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FROM THE ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH, TILL HIS ACCEPTANCE OF THE CALL FROM NEW BRUNSWICK.

The Constitution, being adopted by the General Synod, was consigned for publication to the Committee which had digested it; and the same was published under the inspection of Doctor Livingston. Under date of May 4th, 1793, he wrote to Dr. R. as follows: "I wish it was in my power to send you a copy of our Church Orders. They are in the press, and have been so for some weeks; but the printer, as usual, goes on slowly. I have thought it would be proper to insert after the articles of faith and catechism, the Canones Synodi Dort Our young candidates subscribe them; and they ought to be well acquainted with them. Perhaps also a public testimony in favour of the peculiar doctrines of grace at this day, may be very proper not only, but even necessary. Pray is it your idea, that we should omit in the Church Orders of Dort: the particular phrases which express what relates io the magistrate? or must we in the






        
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