Taken from the preface of, The Clear Sunshine of the Gospel breaking forth upon the Indians in New England
Written by Thomas Shephard, published 1648
TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE THE LORDS & COMMONS
Assembled In High Court of Parliament.
These few sheets present unto your view a short but welcome discourse the visitations of the most High upon the saddest spectacle of degeneracy upon earth, The poor Indian People: the distance of place, (if our spirits be right) will be no lessening of the mercy, nor of our thankfulness That Christ is glorified, that the Gospel doth anywhere find footing; and success is a mercy well worth the praise of the Saints on Earth, as the Joy of the Angels in heaven. The report of this mercy is first made to you, who are the Representative of this Nation, that in you England might be stirred up, to…
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