A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of Thomas Paine and Wavering Christians of Every Persuasion (Classic Reprint)
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The general practice of duelling, among the higher or ders of society in this country, is a sure indication, that a Spirit of Infidelity is alarmingly gone abroad. A Chrstian fight a duel! Impossible True valour forbids it. And, to mend the matter, upon the Lord's day, too Still more im possible! Every principle of his religion prohibits the im pious deed. How much pain of mind did not the conduct of a certain most respectable character give, to all the seri ous part of the nation, on a late unhappy occasion of this sort? Religion, good morals, sound policy, true patriotism, all forbad the unchristian rencounter. Stake his life against the life of a Were we to act thus in common life, a state of confinement would be thought essentially necessary for our welfare and the public good. Can nothing be done, no measure be taken, to put a stop to this infamous practice, this national opprobrium? Let those whom it concerns consider.
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