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as follows: "It consequently can by no means from this be concluded, that the husband, after the death of his wife, may marry her sister." Pp. 162, 163. The following pages, from p. 168 to 172, contain strong additional confirmation, which are commended to the reader's notice.

In the conclusion of his dissertation, this venerable and profoundly learned Professor, long the brightest ornament of his Church, says: "The Reformed Church in Holland has established by her canons, 'that no man may marry his sister-in-law, and no woman may marry her brother-in-law,' and has never deviated from that rule. The Reformed Dutch Church in America, which is the same with the Church in Holland, has adopted the same canons, corresponds with that Church, and is esteemed and beloved by it, as a valuable portion of the same Church, and is bound by the most sacred obligations to transmit unimpaired to posterity the precious treasure with which she is intrusted. There can therefore be no cause for suspense, no motive for hesitation: but, on the contrary, every consideration suggested by faithfulness to God and attachment