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HISTORY

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OF THE

- WEST INDIES,

CONTAINING THE

NATURAL, CIVIL, AND ECCLESIASTICAL

History of each Island:

WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE

MISSIONS

INSTITUTED IN THOSE ISLANDS, FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF

THEIR Civilization:

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BUT MORE ESPECIALLY OF THE

MISSIONS

WHICH HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED IN THAT ARCHIPELAGO

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Late in Connexion with the Rev. John Wesley.
By THOMAS COKE, LL.D.

OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

IN THREE VOLUMES.
VOL. I.

Liverpool:

PRINTED BT NCTTALL, FISHER, AND DIXON, SCKE-STREET.

1808.

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DEDICATION.

TO THE . - .:

Subscribers towards the West India Missions.

Respected Friends,

I dedicate to you these Volumes from the joint influence of gratitude and duty, and as a tribute of acknowledgment for that benevolence which has marked your conduct towards the interests of Jesus Christ. 'yy&'*k:-\

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As a minister of: that gospel which is able to make us wise unto sal virion, I feel the weight of those favors which have resulted from your kindness; and I also indulge my feelings, while I acknowledge my inability to cancel the obligations which you have conferred.

In dedicating this Work to you, I do not pretend, either to bestow a favor, or to discharge a debt. I have acknowledged the obligations I feel myself under, as an instrument through which you have transmitted your bounty; and my inability to remove the pleasing burden, gives you a right, when you behold this Publication, to expect a Dedication from me. I

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