A History of American Baptist Missions in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America

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CHAPTER XIII.

MEETING of the Convention at Richmond in 1885. -- Rev. H. Malcom visits the Missions. -- Comparative Results among the Burmans and among the Karens. -- Modes of Life and of Labor adopted by the Missionaries. -- Multiplication of Schools. -- Theological School at Tavoy and at Maulmain. -- Growth of the Karen Mission in British Burmah. -- Agency of the Press. -- Station at Dong yahn. -- State of the Mission in Burmah Proper. -- Persecution at Rangoon. -- Arrival of Messrs. Vinton, Abbott, and Howard at Rangoon. -- Mr. Kincaid at Ava. -- His attempt to visit the Shyan States. -- Civil War in Burmah. -- Missionaries leave the Country. -- Return of Messrs. Abbott and Kincaid. -- Joined by Mr. Simons. -- Labors among the Karens. -- Final Departure of Missionaries from Rangoon in 1840.

THE eighth triennial meeting of the General Convention was held at Richmond, Va., on the 29th of April, 1835. No meeting of this body had before been held so far in the South, and its members came together from different portions of the Union, with an earnestness of feeling and of hope greater than had ever before been exhibited. The extent and variety of the missionary labors, and the gratifying results which they had produced, were set forth in the report of the Board of Managers, and filled the minds of the Convention with the most animating and encouraging views of the progress of the cause in which they were engaged. The sympathies excited by the occasion were strengthened and enlarged by the presence of the Rev. Messrs. Cox and Hoby, delegates from the English Baptist Union, who had been sent to the Convention for the purpose of establishing more intimate relations between the Baptist churches and associations in the two countries. The generous donations which for several years had been annually made to the Convention by the American Bible and Tract Societies, to aid in the extension of the gospel, were gratefully acknowledged in the report of the Managers; and in the fulness of confidence and hope with which the whole body was now animated, resolutions were adopted, directing the Board to en-

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A History of American Baptist Missions in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America
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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • CERTIFICATE. iii
  • PREFACE. v
  • Contents vii
  • MISSIONS IN BURMAH. 1
  • Chapter II 8
  • Chapter III 17
  • Chapter IV 24
  • Chapter V 35
  • Chapter VI 45
  • Chapter VII 56
  • Chapter VIII 66
  • Chapter IX 79
  • Chapter X 91
  • Chapter XI 104
  • Chapter XII 114
  • Chapter XIII 133
  • Chapter XIV 150
  • Chapter XV 173
  • MISSIONS IN SIAM AND CHINA. 187
  • MISSION IN ASSAM. 210
  • MISSION AMONG THE TELOOGOOS. 228
  • MISSION IN WESTERN AFRICA. 243
  • MISSION IN FRANCE 265
  • MISSION IN GERMANY AND DENMARK. - CHAPTER XXI. 278
  • MISSION IN GREECE. 299
  • MISSIONS AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA. 313
  • Chapter XXIV 330
  • APPENDIX. 349
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