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Coventry Feb,5 1803

My dear B......
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 it  [.......] tho' so distant.     I hope your [...] matter [....] & kept from sin & error, especially from [...] which of late years had made such dreadful harm in [... countries [...] by which [...] many professors of religion have been turned aside
I hope you see the [.....] they will inform you of what is [....] in that part of the world & by [...] 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[...] to purchase a church in Paris & to send over [..] 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 [...] to the increase of profession?

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