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Invasions, with the most effectual method of preventing such calamities.

Third—.To show the best means of settling all Disputes between Nations, without recourse to Arms.

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The award will be given on the 1st January, 1841.

The Committee are happy to announce that the following gentlemen have kindly consented to become Adjudicators :

Rev. J. PYE SMITH, D.D., LL.D., F.G.S., Homer

ton College. Rev. Thos. PYNE, M.A., St. John's College, Cam

bridge. Rev. JOHN HARRIS, D.D., President of Cheshunt

College. The copyright of the essays to be the property of the authors.

On behalf of the Committee,

JAMES HARGREAVES,
NUN MORGAN HARRY,

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Secretaries.

91, BISHOPSGATE WITHIN,* LONDON,

December 30, 1839.

The reverend adjudicators honoured the present essay by awarding to it the first prize.

* The Office is now at 19, New Broad Street.

The sincere thanks of the writer are due both

to the adjudicators, who have kindly suggested several improvements, and also to the Committee of the Peace Society, for the interest which they manifested in the publication of these pages, and for their liberality in offering to take one hundred copies.

1, Elm COURT, TEMPLE,

May 18, 1841.

PART I.

WAR, UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, IS INCONSISTENT WITH

THE PRECEPTS OF THE GOSPEL, AND THE SPIRIT

OF THE CHRISTIAN DISPENSATION.

B

ANALYSIS OF THE FIRST PART.

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SECTION 1.-Physical.

2.-Moral.

CHAPTER IV.

ANSWER TO OBJECTIONS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT.

Section 1.-Cases not parallel.

2.-Jewish Doctrines on this subject expressly changed.

CHAPTER V.

PROPHECIES AND EVENTS, PREVIOUS TO THE COMING OF JESUS,

IN FAVOUR OF PEACE.

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