Excerpt from Review of the Tribute to the Pilgrims, &C., And the Centennial Address, of Joel Hawes, D. D But with all his predilections, all his prejudices, and all his inter ests opposed to Episcopacy, he was compelled by the weight of cv idence, to believe in the divine appointment of three orders of cler. Gy, with an especial reference to perpetuity. With an honest heart, there could, therefore, be alternative. And renunciation of Congregationalism, and embracing Episcopacys was the dictates of conviction, and of course, of honesty and duty. For these acts, he was called to an account by a numerous cir cle of respectable and respected friends in the Congregational Church, in answer to whose inquiries he undertook to give in a se ries of private letters, his reasons for his conduct. But this he soon found, would occupy more time than he should be able to devote to the subject, and he therefore adopted the more expeditious course, of giving them to the public, in a Review of the Tribute to the Pilgrims, &c., which resolution gave rise to a Review, of which the following, so far as it relates to that work, is only a small abridgment. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.