Printed by Paramore at the Foundry, London, 1784
The first edition of this pamphlet Wesley published in 1745 in Newcastle. Like most of Wesley's publications, the pamphlet was reprinted a number of times during his lifetime, indicating there was strong demand for Wesley's writings.
The 'Extract' paraphrases Richard Baxter's (1615-91) work. Baxter was an English Puritan church leader, poet, theologian and hymnodist. He became a leading Nonconformist and spent time in prison for his views. Baxter argued for the necessity of repentance and faithfulness to attain salvation, not simply faith alone.