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MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES:

HISTORICALLY VIEWED

FROM THEIR COMMENCEMENT.

BY JOSEPH KINGSMILL, M.A.,

CHAPLAIN OF PENTONVILLE PRISON.

"Missionary enterprise is the very chivalry of Christianity."
" Commerce alone will not make a nation great and happy. England has become great
and happy by the knowledge of the true God and Jesus Christ.”

Letter of Queen Victoria to African Chiefs.

LONDON:
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

1853.

BV 2100 .K55

LONDON:

REED AND PARDON, PRINTERS,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE THE EARL OF CHICHESTER,

PRESIDENT OF THE CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY,

AS A SMALL TRIBUTE OF ESTEEM AND DUTIFUL ATTACHMENT,

AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF SERVICE UNDER HIS LORDSHIP,

AS ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S COMMISSIONERS FOR THE GOVERNMENT

OF PENTONVILLE PRISON,

AND OF HUMBLE CO-OPERATION IN WORKS OF FAITH AND CHARITY,

This Polume,

THE RESULT OF OCCASIONAL EFFORTS TO RELIEVE HIS MIND FROM

THE UNDUE PRESSURE OF CONTINUOUS THOUGHT

ON THE ONE PAINFUL SUBJECT OF HIS OWN PECULIAR MISSION, AND AT

THE SAME TIME, WITH GOD'S BLESSING, TO SUBSERVE, IN

SOME HUMBLE MEASURE,

THE PROGRESS OF PURE CHRISTIANITY IN THE WORLD,

IS, WITH HIS LORDSHIP'S KIND PERMISSION,

MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED BY

THE AUTHOR.

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