Manton's epistle to reader
On some editions of the Westminster Confession of Faith, a letter written by Thomas Manton is prefixed. In this letter he quotes "a very learned and godly divine" from a private letter that had come into his hands. He ends the quote with this:
Any thoughts as to who this 'mystery writer' was?
Thus far he, whose name I shall conceal, (though the excellency of the matter, and present style, will easily discover him,) because I have published it without his privity and consent, though, I hope, not against his liking and approbation.
Ruling Elder, New Creation RPC