By Mr Joseph Alleine. Printed by J. Paramore, City Road, London, 1787
Joseph Alleine (1634-1668) was a Puritan preacher who was ejected from the Church of England in 1662 for Nonconformity.
The 'Christian Letters' were written during two spells of imprisonment following Alleine's ejection from the Church and a period of increased and fiery preaching. They were published by his wife in 1672, following Alleine's early death in 1668. The 'Letters' are full of spiritual instruction, and they were popular and reprinted through the 1700s and 1800s.