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A HISTORY

OF THE

RISE, PROGRESS, GENIUS, AND CHARACTER

OF

AMERICAN PRESBYTERIANISM:

TOGETHER

WITH A REVIEW OF "THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF THE
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, BY CHAS. HODGE, D. D. PROFESSOR
IN THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY,

AT PRINCETON, N. J."

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BY WILLIAM HILL, D. D.

OF WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA.

WASHINGTON CITY:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY J. GIDEON, JR.

1839.

Entered according to the Act of Congress, on the fourteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, by Jacob GIDEON, jr. in the Clerk's office of the District Court for the District of Columbia.

THE
NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

735/
Astor, Lenox and Tiden

Foundations,

ERRATA.

Page 12, ninth line from the top, read “theirbefore church polity.
Same page, at bottom, read Calderwoodfor Chillingwood.
Page 19, near the end of the nineteenth line for “ us” read up.
Page 37, line seventh, erase the word the” before peace.
Page 42, in the note, for Charles IIread Charles I.
Page 124, the sense is obscured by the omission of the following words between

the first and second words of the first line, viz: years laboring in America,
and thirty"—it would then read, if he had been twenty years laboring

in America, and thirty when he came out. In the Appendix, and wherever the name of the Governor of New York ap

pears, it should be “ Cornbury” instead of Carnbury. Page 175: erase the note at bottom of page. Page 181: in the note at bottom erase the word foregoing.

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Reference to the present divided state of the Presbyterian Church-The loose and un

guarded manner in which Professor Hodge uses the term Presbyterian—The true meaning of the terms Puritan and Presbyterian-Quotation from Dr. Miller upon the subjectProfessor Hodge claims the majority of the Puritans in England, and of the Pilgrims who' first settled New England, as good Presbyterians, and as agreeing with the strict Scotch systein-What the Scotch system of strict Presbyterianism isThe Presbyterianism of Holland–The Presbyterianism of the French ProtestantsProfessor Hodge's misrepresentation of them corrected by a quotation from Neal's History; also, from Mosheim and others—The character of the English Presbyterians—The true character of the Puritans who settled New England - The kind of Church Government they introduced among them—The Cambridge Platform-. Quotations from it-Professor Hodge's misunderstanding of it-The Saybrook Platform also misrepresented— Cotton Mather's account of the first Presbyterians in New England misrepresented by Professor Hodge—Dr. Miller and Professor Hodge at variance-Dr. Plumer positively contradicting Professor Hodge.

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CHAPTER II.

Doctor Dana's letter respecting Presbyterians in New England-Relative to the colonies,

or settlements, formed by the Puritans out of the bounds of New England, and in those regions within which the first Congregations and Ministers of the Presbytery, at its formation, were located—Influence of the Puritans in Virginia–The first settlements on the Delaware river and bay, and the peninsula lying south-The first settlements in Maryland-Doctor Hawk's account of the same- The Union formed between Presbyterians and Congregationalists in London, in 1689 or 1690, by which Union Makemie and others were sent as Missionaries to the American Colonies

- The manner in which the Reformation was introduced in Scotland, and the genius and character of the Scotch system— The rise, character, &c. of American Presbyterianism contrasted with the strict Scotch plan-The location of the first Presbyterian Ministers with their Congregations-Letters from the Letter Book: 1. To New England Ministers about New Haven-2. To Sir Edmund Harrison-3. To Presbytery of Dublin-4. To Synod of Glasgow-5. To Rev. John Boyle, to be laid before tho Presbytery of Dublin-6. Letter of Mr. Andrews to Mr. Prince-Remarks upon the said letter.

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