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AN

INQUIRY

ON THE

DUTY OF CHRISTIANS

WITH RESPECT TO WAR;

INCLUDING

AN EXAMINATION OF THE PRINCIPLE

OF THE

London and American Peace Societies.

IN A

SERIES OF LETTERS.

BY

JOHN SHEPPARD,
AUTHOR OF LETTERS, DESCRIPTIVE OF A TOUR ON THE

CONTINENT, IN 1816.

“ Bene Demosthenes bellum esse in eos dixit qui judiciis coerceri
nequeant: judicia enim vigent adversus eos qui invalidiores se sentiunt :
in eos qui pares se faciunt aat putant, bella sumuntur ; sed nimirum, ut
recta sint, non minori religione exercenda quam judicia exerceri solent.

GROTIUS DE JURE BELLI. PROLEG. c. 25.

LONDON:
Printed by Tilling and Hughes, Grosvenor-row, Chelsea,
FOR T. HAMILTON, 33, PATERNOSTER ROW;

AND SOLD BY
WAUGH AND INNES, EDINBURGH.

1820.

ENEW YORK FUEL IC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1899.

TO THE

REV. JOSEPH HUGHES, A M.

ONE OF THE SECRETARIES

OF

The British and Foreign Bible Society:

WHOSE TRULY CATHOLIC ZEAL

SUGGESTED AND PROMOTES THE GENERAL DISPERSION

OF THAT SACRED VOLUME

IN WHICH “ PEACE ON EARTH”

IS PREDICTED AND ENJOINED,

THE FOLLOWING LETTERS ARE INSCRIBED,

WITH CORDIAL RESPECT AND ESTEEM,

BY HIS FRIEND,

THE AUTHOR:

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