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CONCISE VJEW

OF

THE PRINCIPAL POINTS OF CONTROVERSY

BETWEEN THE

PROTESTANT AND ROMAN CHURCHES:

CONTAINING

I. A Letter from the Rev. C. H. Wharton, to the Roman Catho

lics of the city of Worcester, England. II. A Reply to the above “Letter,” by the late Archbishop Carroll. III. An Answer to the late Archbishop Carroll's “Reply,” by the

Rev. C. H. Wharton. IV. A Short Answer to the Appendix to the “ Catholic Question

in America,” by the Rev. C. H. Wharton. V. A few Short Remarks on Dr. O’Gallagher's Reply to the above

“Short Answer,” by the Rev. C. H. Wharton.

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THE SECOND EDITION.

PHILADELPHIA :

WILLIAM STAVELY.

MDCCCXXXIV.

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EDITOR'S ADVERTISEMENT.

THE Tracts which are contained in this volume, had been out of print for some years before the death of their venerable Author. It is to be lamented that he had not put in execution the design of republishing them, which, for some months, he had entertained; as valuable additions might have been expected from his practised pen. In the present publication of them, the Editor, after mature reflection, has deemed it best, to reprint, without deviation and without comment, the edition of 1817. His various avocations, and his unexpected absence, for several weeks, from the

press from which they issue, have prevented his making such occasional literal corrections as were necessary in a text, which was not originally printed with accuracy. Should the volume, as is confidently expected from the great anxiety which is expressed for its appearance by all Protestant Christians, pass to another edition, the opportunity will be embraced for making

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such improvements, and furnishing such accompaniments, as may be found desirable. Meanwhile, the Editor confidently commends the Tracts of Dr. WHARTon, to the inquiring and intelligent of every Christian name, as admirable for their scriptural authority, their extent of research, acuteness in argument, and elegance of style, and unsurpassed in Christian tone and temper.

G. W. D. BURLINGTON, OCTOBER, 1833.

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