An enquiry into the fundamental principles of the Roman Catholics in a letter addressed to Mr. John Richards, formerly a preacher in the Methodist connexion, but who lately ... joined the Church of Rome : to which is added, an essay on the beauty and excellency of true religion

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Statementby Samuel Coate
SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 17237
ContributionsCoate, Samuel., Richards, John
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FormatMicroform
Pagination76 p.
Number of Pages76
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