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We the undersigned, having ioKl and conveyed to J. A. James and Co., of Cincinnati, for a certain sum per copy, (to be paid by them to us, or to our or dert and to be appropriated to two public charitable institutions, as agreed on between ourselves**) for all that shall be printed; the exclusive right of printing and publishing the DEBATE on the ROMAN CATHOLIC RELIGION, held in the Sycamore Street Meeting House, Cincinnati, from the 13th to the 21st. of January 1837, inclusive, between ourselves, and taken down by Reporters, employed by the said J. A. James & Co., and revised, corrected, and approved by us, do hereby make known that the edition or editions published by J. A. Jones & Co., or by their authority, and revised by us, must be considered the only cor reel and authorized editions of said DEBATE.

Cincinnati, Fkb. 1st. 1837. f JOHN B. PURCELL,

Bp. ('in.

A. CAMPBELL*

TO THE PUBLIC.

The Publishers being well aware of the importance of obtaining a full and correct report of this discussion, have spared no pains nor expense to effect this object.

They employed two gentlemen well qualified as reporters.

From the joint notes of these, they furnished each of the parties with a copy of his part of the report for revision, with the express understanding, that nothing should be added or subtracted to make their speeches different from what they were when originally delivered.

'After being put in type, a proof sheet of all was sent to each, for his last corrections. *

Believing, that by this means, the desideratum sought, has been obtained, this work, is now commended to an enquiring, intelligent, and reading community.

THE PUBLISHERS.

Cincinnati, Feb. 1837.

INTRODUCTION

To introduce the following report to the reader, we lay be* foie him the correspondence of the parties, which immediately preceded the debate.

LETTER FROM MR. CAMl'BELL.

CueiMATi, Ja*. 11th, 1837.

Bishop PurccllRespected Shi

At two o'clock this morning, after a tedious and perilous journey of ten days, I safely arrived in this city. The river having become innavigable in consequence of the ice, I was compelled to leave it and take to the woods, about two hundred miles above. By a zigzag course which carried me to Chillicothe and Columbus, sometimes on foot, sometimes on a sleigh, and finally by the mail stage, I accomplished a land tour of two hundred and forty miles, equal to the whole distance from Wheeling to Cincinnati.

After this my travel's history, I proceed to state, that it was with pleasure I received either from you or some of my friends, a copy of the Daily Gazette, on the 22d ult. intimating your fixed purpose of meeting me in a public discussion of my propositions, or of the points at issue between Roman Catholics and Protestant). This, together with your former declarations in favor of full and free discussion, is not only in good keeping with the spirit of the age, and the genius of our institutions, but fully indicative of a becoming confidence and sincerity in your own cause. This frank and manly course, permit me to add, greatly heightens my esteem for you.

Now, sir, that 1 am on the premises, I take the earliest opportunity of informing you of my arrival, and of requesting you to name the time and place in which it may be most convenient for you to meet me for the purpose of arranging the preliminaries. It has occurred to me, that it would be useful and commendable to have an authentic copy of our discussion, signed by our own hands, and published with our consent < and that is night have all the authority and credit which we could give it, it would be

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We the undersigned, having sold and conveyed to J. A. James and Co., of Cincinnati, for a certain mm per copy, (to be paid by them to in, or to our or der, and to be appropriated to two public charitable institutions, as agreed on between ourselves^ for all that shall be printed; the exclusive right of printing and publishing the DEBATE on the ROMAN CATHOLIC RELIGION, held in the Sycamore Street Meeting House, Cincinnati, from the 13th to the 21st. of January 1837, inclusive, between ourselves, and taken down by Reporters, employed by the said J. A. James & Co., and revised, corrected, and approved by us. do hereby make known that the edition or editions published by J. A. Jones & Co., or by their authority, and revised by us, must be considered the only correct and authorized editions of said DEBATE.

Cincinnati, Feat. 1st. Mm. t JOHN B. PURCELL,

Bp. Cin.
A. CAMPBELL.

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