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

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died at Boston, January 5, 1844, in the sixty-fifth year of his age. He had been an officer of the Board for twenty years, and for nearly seventeen years had held the office of Corresponding Secretary. Under his judicious management the enterprise of foreign missions had steadily advanced, until it had now become the most important charity of the Baptist denomination in America. His gentle spirit and amiable manners had won friends for the cause among all classes of people, -- while the wise Christian counsels, which went forth in his correspondence from the retirement of the secretary's office, had shaped the early character of the missions which had been planted in the most distant lands. The tributes which have been paid to his memory, by those who knew him best, bespeak his exalted worth; but the noblest monument of his life and character is the success of the enterprise which he so faithfully labored to promote.*


CHAPTER XV.

FINANCIAL Embarrassment of the Board. -- Its Causes. -- Question of Slave ry. --Correspondence of the Board with the Alabama State Convention. -- Formation of the Southern Baptist Convention. -- American Baptist Missionary Union. -- Visit of Rev. Dr. Judson to the United State. -His return to Burmah with other Missionaries. -- Changes in the Missions during his Absence. -- Executive Officer of the Board. -- Return to Mr. Abbott to Sandoway. -- Karen Converts waiting for Baptism. -- Appointment of new Missionaries. -- Latest Reports from the Missions in Burmah.

DURING the entire period whose events we have narrated in the foregoing chapter, the treasury was constantly embarrassed by the want of sufficient funds, and the action of the Board was in consequence straitened and confined. Many of the missions were suffering for the want of reïnforcement or from the

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For a delineation of the character of Dr. Bolles, and a full record of his services, see a Discourse delivered at his funeral by Rev. Daniel Sharp, D. D. Also, American Baptist Missionary Magazine. vol. xxiv, p. 49.

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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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