The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 31

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Alexander Chalmers
J. Nichols, 1817 - Biography
 

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Page 436 - And shall subscribe a profession of their Christian belief in these words : "I, AB, profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ, his eternal Son, the true God, and in the Holy Spirit, one God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration.
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