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Coventry Feb.5 1803
Coventry Feb. 5 . 1803                                                         97
My dear Bro.r
A few days ago I learn'd from Mr  Hardcastle that a Ship would shortly sail for New Holland. I therefore inform'd your friends, who with me are glad of an opportunity of keeping of    [.......], tho' so distant.     I hope you are still  [...] matter [....] & kept from sin & error, especially from Infidelity which of late years had made such dreadful harm in many countries & by which want many professors of religion have been turned aside
I hope you see the Evangelical [.May ...] they will inform you of what is doing in that part of the world & by this, for other parts of it.  The most promising Mission hitherto has been that near the Cape of good Hope . The [...] of a dispensation? in France  to leave the [...] The gospel among[...]negotiating to purchase a church in Paris & to send over gospel ministers there. Indeed there is a [...] in England to spread the gospel both at home & abroad & I do hope that knowledge is increased. At the same time I greatly fear that true piety does not  bear a proportion?  to the increase of profession?

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