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SERIES OF LETTERs,

ADDRESSED to

REV. HOSEA BALLOU,
. OF BOSTON";
BEING
A WINDICATION of THE DOCTRINE
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AGAINST THE PRINCIPAL ARGUMENTs USED BY HIM, MR. BALFouk,
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BY CHARLES Hynson,

Pastor of a Church in Westminster, Mass.

“I believed, therefore have I spoken.”.......PsALMist.

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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS-To wrt : District Clerk’s Office. Bo IT REMEMBERED. that on the seventeenth day of April, A. D. 1827, in the fifty-first year of the independence of the United States of America, CaARLes Hudson of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as Author, in the words following, to wit: A Series of Letters, addressed to Rev. Hosea Ballou, of Boston; being a vindication of the doctrine of a future retribution, against the principal arguments used by him, Mr. Balfour and others. By Charles Hudson, Pastor of a Church in Westminster, (Mass.) “I believed, therefore have I spoken.”—Psalmist. In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United 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 an 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 etching historical and other prints.” JOHN. W. DAVIS, Clerk of the District of JMassachusetts.

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LETTER VI.

Scripture proof of a future retribution.

John v. 28, 29, Matt. x. 28, Luke xvi. 19–31, 1 Pet. iii.

Immortality cannot suffer, considered—Remarks upon
the resurrection—If men are punished in the next state
for crimes committed in this, they must be punished in a
third for crimes committed in the second, and so on to
eternity, considered—Human penalties confined to this

world, considered—Christ came not into this world to save men in the next, examined—Men do not sow grain in this country, and reap the harvestin Europe, considered— The righteous and the wicked in the same man at the same time, examined. 258–284

LETTER IX.
JMoral influence, and concluding remarks.

Preliminary remarks---Mr. B.'s system of dangerous influence---Encourages robbery and suicide.--Compared with Infidelity and Atheism---The case of the Sadducees-Mr. B.’s argument in favor of the moral influence of his scheme, examined---Fear subverts love to God, considered---Sinners think they are doing their duty, examined--Mr. B.'s character good, though his system is of dangerous tendency---Deniers of a future retribution dwell but little

upon practical religion---Term of fellowship---Concluding remarks. 285-307

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