Epiftle, on the Hvo forementioned Subjc6ls, which may be comprized in one, viz. Moral Philofophy. You fee, Sir, how defirous I am to propagate that Intimacy fo long fince contrafled, by thus introducing it, in this public Way -, nor can you but remember, that you were wont to conclude our amicable Debates with the following, or like. Sentence: IV ell, I have Charity for the Sincere, and pydl-meaning, of all the various Denominations cf fallible Men, and for you in particular ,hut dor Cltake it amifs if I freely tell you, I think you are an honejl I nfidel. Now, tho I profefs I never took it ill at your Hands, yet, I af Ture you, it gave me Concern, to find myfelfthus ftigmatized; and at the fame time, in Confcience, obliged to differ from my mofl valuable Friends; and particularly from yourfelf, of whofe Parts and I ntegrity, I had Reafon to have the highefl Efteem. However, it was attended with one happy Confequence, viz. It put me on a ferious Re-examination of the Motives to my entertaining thofe exploded Sentiments, and the Jultncfs of thofe Reafonings upon which they were grounded. Much about the time I was deprived of your Converfation, I was in the midft of thofe my Refearches, and, not having you any longer to have recourfe to, I applied myfelf, in the mofl: impartial and unprejudiced Manner, to the reading fuch Chriftian Writers as had obtained the greateft Reputation, both for found Judgment and nervous Rcafoning.
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