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"He was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, & made interession for the transgressors:"Isa.43C.

RELIGIOUS EVENTS;

ILLUSTRATED BY

Forty-Six Copper Plate Engravings.

BEING A SELECTION OF THE MOST

IMPORTANT AND INTERESTING

Religious Events

WHICH HAVE TRANSPIRED SINCE THE COMMENCEMENT

OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA TO THE PRESENT TIME.

From the most Approved Authorities.

BY JOHN W. BARBER.

HARTFORD,
PUBLISHED BY D. B. ROBINSON & ca,

DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT, ss. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-first L. S. day of July, in the fifty-tbird year of the Independence

of the United States of America, John W. Barber, of the said District, bas deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as author and proprietor in the words following, to wit, “ Religious Events, illustrated by forty-six copper plate engravings ; being a selection of the most important and interesting Religious Events which have occurred since the commencement of the Christian Era to the present time; from the most approved authorities.” In conformity to the act of the Congress of the Uoited States, entitled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.”And also to the act, entitled “ An act supplementary to an act, entitled · An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etcbing historical and other pripts."

CHAS. A. INGERSOLL,

Clerk of the District of Connecticut.
A true copy of record, examined and sealed by me,

CHAS, A. INGERSOLL,
Clerk of the District of Connecticut.

PREFACE.

The object of this work is to present to the reader a selection of the most important and interesting events which have occurred in Religious History since the Christian era.

This work though designed principally for young persons, will be found, it is believed, interesting and instructive to those of riper years.A short and comprehensive account is given of some of the leading events wnich have taken place in the history of the Christian Church, -a short sketch is given of the lives of some of the greatest and best of men, whose labours have tended to promote the happiness and welfare of mankind. In this work Scenes are exhibited showing the folly and wickedness of false Religion,—an account is also given of the rise and progress of most of the benevolent institutions which distinguish the present age.

In making the selection, care has been taken, to consult the most approved authorities, and in some instances, extracts from different authors have been made in their own words.— The engraving which accompanies each scene, it is believed, will be of utility, in making the work interesting, and of fixing the facts more firmly in the mind.

J. W. B. New Haven, July, 1828.

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