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The Missionary Year-Book for 1889-90 Volume 1; Containing Historical and Statistical Accounts of the Principal Protestant Missionary Societies in America, Great Britain, and the Continent of Europe (Paperback) Loot Price: R503 Discovery Miles 5 030
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The Missionary Year-Book for 1889-90 Volume 1; Containing Historical and Statistical Accounts of the Principal Protestant Missionary Societies in America, Great Britain, and the Continent of Europe (Paperback)

John Talbot Gracey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 Excerpt: ...Christian Faith Society. This organisation stands foremost in point of time; its full title is The Incorporated Society for Advancing the Christian Faith in the British West Indian Islands and elsewhere, and in the Mauritius. The origin and aims of the Society may be compared with those of the New England Company, noticed at the beginning of this volume. The Hon. Robert Boyle, by his will in 1696, directed the residue of his personal estate to be laid out by his executors, recommending them to lay out the greater part thereof' for the Advancement or Propagation of the Christian Religion amongst Infidels.'1 An estate was accordingly purchased at Brafferton, Yorkshire, so that the income might be for ever applied to the advancement of the Christian religion. Till the American war the rents were remitted to the College of William and Mary, in Virginia, for the education of Indian children. After the conclusion of the war, Dr. Porteous, Bishop of London, obtained a decision from the Court of Chancery to employ the fund in some parts of His Majesty's dominions, approaching as nearly as possible the original intentions of 1 See p. 19. The Coral Missionary Fund. 203 the testator. 'The Society for the Conversion and Religious Instruction and Education of the Negro Slaves in the British West Indian Islands' was accordingly established by Royal Charter. In 1834, on the abolition of slavery, Dr. Blomfield, Bishop of London, obtained a new scheme, and a new charter, upon a more extended basis, dated January 11,1836, constituting the Society a Corporation under the full title given above, to labour ' within the dioceses of Jamaica and Barbadoes, and the Leeward Islands (which dioceses had been constituted in the year 1824), and in the Mauritius.' The Society makes block...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: John Talbot Gracey
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 136
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-26844-7
Barcode: 9781130268447
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LSN: 1-130-26844-6

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