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OF

AMERICAN MISSIONARIES,

FORMERLY CONNECTED WITH

THE SOCIETY OF INQUIRY

RESPECTING MISSIONS,

IN THE

ANDOVER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY:

EMBRACING

A HISTORY OF THE SOCIETY, ETC.

WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY,

BY LEONARD Woods, D. D.

Published under the direction of the Society.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY PEIRCE AND PARKER,

No. 9 CORNULL.

MDCCCXXXIII.

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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY 783520A

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

R 1936 L

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1833, by

PEIRCE AND PARKER, . in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

ADVERTISEMENT.

The history of this volume may be briefly told. It had been some time in contemplation to prepare a short historical sketch of the Society of Inquiry, for insertion in some periodical journal; and an individual was actually appointed by the Society for this purpose ; but circumstances, which it is needless to specify, delayed the execution of the plan. A few months since, the present compiler was solicited to undertake the business, and, after much hesitation, consented. Having nearly prepared the contemplat d sketch, it was proposed to add to it, brief notices of all the members of the Society who had entered upon the missionary service, and to publish it in a separate volume. Letters were accordingly written to the relatives of the various missionari's, soliciting information respecting them; and thus the article, at first designed for some periodical, has become a volume.

Considerable lrbor has been bestowed upon the Notices in Part II., and most of them have been subjected to the revision of one of the Secretaries of the American Board;* still, when the circumstances of the case are considered, it will not appear strange, if they should be found to contain incorrect and partial statements. As it is hoped that this volume may receive sufficient encouragement to induce the Society hereafter to re-publish at least these Notice :, it is particularly requested, that those who have the :means of correcting iny errors, or of furnishing any additional information, mire,especially respecting those individuals who are deceased, and of whom no extended Memoir has been published, would take the trouble to do so. Information of this kind, communicated either through some one of the acting members of the Society, or sent by mail, directed to the “ Corresponding Secretary of the Society of Inquiry, Andover, Mass.,'' will be very gratefully received.---To those individuals who have assisted in furnishing the materi als for this volume, the compiler, in behalf of the Society, renders his grateful acknowledgements.

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