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THE

MISSIONARY GAZETTEER;

COMPRISING

A GEOGRAPHICAL AND STATISTICAL ACCOUNT

OP

THE VARIOUS STATIONS

OF THE

CHURCH, LONDON, MORAVIAN, WESLEYAN, BAPTIST,

AND AMERICAN,

Missionary Societies,

&c. &c. &c.

WITH TAEIR PROGRESS IN

EVANGELIZATION AND CIVILIZATION.

BY CHARLES WILLIAMS.

LONDON :

FREDERICK WESTLEY AND A. H. DAVIS,

10, STATIONERS’-HALL-COURT, AND AVE-MARIA-LANE,

(Booksellers to the London Missionary Society);
AND SOLD BY JOHN BOYD, EDINBURGH ; AND WESTLEY AND

TYRRELL, DUBLIN,

1828.

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PREFACE.

The character and design of this Volume are too apparent to render necessary more than a few prefatory words. Although it partially resembles one published some time since in America, its plan was laid several years before it was known that any similar work was extant; and a large part of it was prepared before that referred to was seen. The Editor, however, on making the discovery, availed himself of its aid, as well as of the assistance afforded by other : Missionary records to which he had access; but his principal resources have been found in the Reports of the various Societies whose stations he has described. For the very prompt and obliging loan of those published by the Church, the London, the Moravian, and the Baptist Societies, he begs to offer to the Rev. Messrs. Bickersteth, Arundel, Latrobe, and Dyer, his best thanks.

That he wished to compress much information into a comparatively small compass, will be evident on an inspection of the work; and its readers may be assured that still more had been given, but for one of two reasons-bis not being able to obtain it, or the limits assigned him, on which he would gladly and frequently have trespassed. In all practicable cases, however, he has preferred giving the original statements of Directors

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