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A REPLY

TO THE

REV. DR. GEORGE JUNKIN'S TREATISE

ENTITLED

“ SABBATISMOS.”

BY

JUSTIN MARTYR.

WWhen complaints are freely heard, deeply consider’d,

and speedily reform’d, then is the utmost bound of
cibil liberty attain'd, that wise men look for.

MILTON. .

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867,

BY T. ELLWOOD ZELL,

In the Clerk's Ofice of the District Court of the United States for the

Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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The writer of this “Reply” at one time held the same views upon the “Sabbath Question,” popularly so called, as those entertained by the author of “Sabbatismos;" having, unfortunately, during many years of his life, taken for granted that that must be true which, without qualification, was so positively asserted. He does not now recollect what excited a spirit of inquiry, but he began and pursued his examinations in silence, knowing that any utterance of dissent from the commonly received opinions would be denounced as rank infidelity,an easy and unscrupulous answer, and one, alas ! too often resorted to against those who venture to question the verity of a religious dogma.

Surprised he was to find how much had been assumed as undeniable, without even the semblance of a proof; how much, he regrets to say, was disingenuously explained; how much apparently wilfully misunderstood; and how much suppressed.

treatise under review came under his notice, he found that it abounded, to a greater extent than any he bad seen, with the same gratuitous assumptions, and some of the other shortcomings to which he has just referred. And as it was written with the avowed purpose

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