The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 8
In consequence of the heavy demand upon the Editor's time by an unexpectedly large influx of inquiries and communications, most of them needing a written reply, he has been compelled to hold over his promised examination of the Bishop of Melbourne's lecture on Science and the Bible for No. 3. This arrangement, as it happens, secures a greater variety of matter in No. 2.
The Editor is unwilling to go to Press with his second number without congratulating the friends of Free Religious Inquiry, as he would modestly congratulate himself, on the large and influential circulation which, from the actual sale of copies as well as from the promises of support he has received from every direction, the A. F. R. P. seems destined to secure. Under these circumstances he feels himself justified in enlarging his Journal from 24 to 32 pages, feeling assured that the zeal of his friends will more than meet the additional outlay.
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