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

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MISSION IN WESTERN AFRICA.

CHAPTER XIX.

GENERAL Character of the Mission. -- Lott Carey and Collin Teage. -- Rev. Calvin Holton. -- Character and Death of Mr. Carey. -- Rev. Benjamin Skinner. -- Failure of the Mission in consequence of the Death of Missionaries. -- Arrival of Messrs. Crocker and Mylne. -- Station at Edina among the Bassas. -- Madebli. -- Character of the People. -- Arrival of Rev. Ivory Clarke. -- Departure of Mr. Mylne. -- Progress of the Mission. -- Messrs. Fielding, and Constantine. -- Failure of their Undertaking. -- Departure of Mr. Crocker. -- Progress of the Mission in his Absence. -- His Return and Death. -- Station at Bexley. -- The Labors of Mr. Clarke: Translations: Churches: Schools: his Death. -- Close of the Mission. -- Attempted Mission in Hayti.

No one of the missions planted by the Managers of the General Convention has had so serious obstacles to encounter, or has been so often paralysed by their influence, as that on the western coast of Africa. Its history conducts us to a portion of the earth pervaded by a pestilential climate and perpetually ravaged by the cupidity of civilized man, -- to a race degraded by the barbarism and wrongs of ages, and, by common consent, long doomed to slavery and oppression among almost every people of Christendom. No relics of a departed civilization, no scenes of storied events, attract attention to this gloomy region. No hoary superstitions blending with the rude traditions of an elder age lend a philosophic interest to the people who inhabit it. It presents only a blank and dreary waste of barbarism, occupied by the lowest and most abject forms of humanity. Yet Christian Philanthropy, to her honor be it spoken, has not passed by even this desolate land in utter neglect. She has braved the pestilence that perpetually haunts its coasts, and has encoun-

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

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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