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TREATISE

ON THE

CHARACTER

OF

JESUS CHRIST,

AND ON THE

TRINITY IN UNITY OF THE GODHEAD;

WITH

QUOTATIONS FROM THE PRIMITIVE FATHERS.

BY ETHAN SMITH, A. M.
PASTOR OF A CHURCH IN HOPKINTON, N. H.

But whom say ye that I am -Thou art the Christ.
Immanuel,-God with us.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
That ye should contend earnestly for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.
Because he believeth not the record that God gave of his son.

BOSTON :

PUBLISHED BY R. P. & c. WILLIAMS.

PAINTED BY N. WILLIS.

1814.

District of Massachusetts, to wit :

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the nineteenth day of April, A. D. 1814, and in the thirty-eighth year of the Inde. pendence of the United States of America, Nathaniel Willis of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit :-“A Treatise on the Character of Jesus Christ : and on the Trinity in Unity of the Godhead, with Quotations from the Primitive Fathers. By Ethan Smith, A. M. Pastor of a Church in Hopkinton, N. H. “ But whom say ye that I am ? Thou art the Christ. Immanuel,-God with us. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, & of the Holy Ghost. That ye should contend earnestly for the faith which was once delivered to the saints. Because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.”-In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, intitled, “ 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 an act intitled " An Act supplementary to an act, intitled, 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 etching historical and other prints.".

WM. S. SHAW, Clerk of the District of Massachusette.

RECOMMENDATIONS.

Rev. Dr. Emmons'," The Rev. E. Smith read to me, some time ago, his Treatise on the Character of Jesus Christ, and on the Trinity. I much approved of his sentiments ; and am very desirous that his piece should be published ; because I think it is ably executed, and directly calculated to refute some dangerous errors, which are at the present day industriously propagated.

NATHANAEL EMMONS. Franklin, March 30, 1814."

Rev. Dr. Griffin's.-"I have had the pleasure of hearing the Rev. E. Smith read a considerable part of his Treatise on the Character of Jesus Christ, and on the Trinity; and am one of those, who have urged him to lay this work before the public. In my opinion it is the most ample, consistent and satisfactory exhibition of the Filiation of Christ, that I have seen. The author has evinced an extensive acquaintance with the holy scriptures, and indefatigable industry in collecting their testimony. In this age of error, I cannot but think that the publication of this work may be of essential service to the cause of truth ; and do heartily wish it a general circulation, and the most distinguished success.

E. D. GRIFFIN. Boston, March 23, 1814."

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