The premium of three hundred dollars which was
awarded to the writer of the Following Essay, was
offered by Mr. John Dunlop of Edinburgh, Scot-
land* The Judges appointed were, the Reverend
Jeremiah Day, D. D. L. L. D. President of
Yale Colleqe, the Reverend Edward D.
Griffin, D. D* President of Williams Col-
lege, and the Reverend Heman Humphrey,
D. D. President of Amherst College. The
publication of the Essay was delayed some time,
for the purpose of receiving the directions of Mr.