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

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of the hearts of hundreds of Karens, and was beginning to start a whole people on a new career of social progress and spiritual elevation.

Messrs. Kincaid and Abbott remained at Rangoon six weeks, during which time information was received that the viceroy was re-called on account of his liberal treatment of foreigners, and that another was already appointed in his place. He soon arrived and proved himself to be a man of stern, despotic temper, which had before manifested itself in frequent acts of cruelty. Decrees were immediately issued, designed to put an end to all intercourse between the Burmans and foreigners; and the missionaries, despairing of being able either to go up to Ava or to engage openly in their work at Rangoon, retired to Maulmain, and soon after joined the mission in Arracan.


CHAPTER XIV.

THE Province of Arracan. -- Mr. and Mrs. Comstock settle at Kyouk Phyoo. -- Arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Hall. -- Their early Death. -- Messrs. Abbott and Kincaid join the Mission. -- Mr. Abbott at Sandoway. -- Labors among the Karens. -- Their rapid Conversion to Christianity. -- Burman Persecution of the Christian Karens. -- Their Fidelity and its Results. -- Sympathy of British Residents. -- Death of Mrs. Abbott, and Visit of Mr. Abbott to the United States. -- Mr. Kincaid at Akyab. -- The Mountain Chief. -- Sad Changes in the Mission. -- Death of Mr. and Mrs. Comstock. -- Progress of the Mission in British Burmah from 1840 to 1845: also in Burmah Proper. -- Changes in the Board. -- Death of Rev. Dr. Bolles.

THE province of Arracan lies upon the eastern shore of the Bay of Bengal, and is bounded on the north by Chittagong, on the east by the Yoma Mountains, which separate it from Burmah, while on the south and west it is washed by the waters of the bay. It embraces sixteen thousand five hundred square miles, and formerly belonged to the Burman empire; but in 1826 it was ceded by the treaty of Yandabo to the British East

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  • 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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