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A34599 A conference Mr. John Cotton held at Boston with the elders of New-England 1. concerning gracious conditions in the soule before faith, 2. evidencing justification by sanctification, 3. touching the active power of faith : twelve reasons against stinted forms of prayer and praise : together with the difference between the Christian and antichristian church / written by Francis Cornwell ... Cotton, John, 1584-1652.; Cornwell, Francis. 1646 (1646) Wing C6335; ESTC R17280 52,817 177

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