THE covenants discussed in the following pages, connect themselves with true religion in every age. I have studied them carefully, and with much satisfaction. The sketch now presented has, I confess, cost me no little labor; but it has aided me in acquiring a still more full) and perfect knowledge of the word of God. In the hope that it may confer a like benefit upon others, it is sent forth to the world. May God, our heavenly Father, make this little volume a blessing to his cause, and people, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
ROBT. BOYTE C. HOWELL.
Richmond, VA., January, 6th, 1855.