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Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, transcriber, “The Peace Catechism on Christian Principles by Philo Pacificus, 1816, preface, page 3,” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures ( https://cooladventures.com/collection/peace-catechism-philo-pacificus-1816-preface/ : published 2021); Philo Pacificus (Noah Worcester), The Peace Catechism on Christian Principles (Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1816), preface, p. 4-5; previously owned by Lydia Ann Chadwick (1807-1875); privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.
The Peace Catechism on Christian Principles, preface pages 4 and 5
It has been the sign of the compiler, to give a perspicuous view of the, elements and the spirit of the Christian religion, in a manner so impartial, scriptural and inoffensive, that no Christian parent of any denomination may find any reasonable objection to putting this tract into the hands of his children.
The cause of peace should interest every heart ; and the remarkable unanimity: which has recently appeared among the Ministers of religion, must be a source of encouragement to all who cordially pray for the peace of Zion, and the peace of the world. Could we also see Christian parents united and engaged to cultivate in the minds of their children, the genuine principles and spirit of peace, the prospects would be unspeakably joyful and animating. For, in such a case, the God of peace would not withhold his blessing.
Should this tract prove acceptable to the friends of peace, the writer intends, as soon as health and leisure will permit, to present to the publick, a selection of pieces, adapted to the use schools, to be entitled The Humane Instructor.
The extensive and liberal approbation, which has already been given to the publications in favour of peace, demands the grateful acknowledgments of