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REGINALD HEBER, D.D.

LORD BISHOP OF CALCUTTA.

SECOND EDITION.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

MDCCCXXVIII.

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TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

C. WATKIN WILLIAMS WYNN, M.P.

PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR

THE AFFAIRS OF INDIA.

MY DEAR SIR,

In dedicating this Journal to you, I have the melancholy satisfaction of fulfilling the intention of its Author. Had he lived to revise and complete the Work himself, he would more ably have expressed to you his sense of the obligations which he felt for his nomination to the Bishopric of Calcutta, for the invariable kindness he received at your hands during his residence in India, and for the zeal with which you met and forwarded his views for the welfare of its inhabitants.

DEDICATION.

The friendship that you have ever entertained for my husband was met on his part by feelings of no common nature; and the affection which you bear his memory, makes me sensible that you will highly appreciate this testimony of his gratitude and regard.

I have the honour to be,

my dear Sir,

Your much obliged and obedient,

AMELIA HEBER.

December 31, 1827.

PREFACE.

The painful task of editing the works of the late Bishop of Calcutta having devolved upon his widow, she is anxious to state that her principal object in publishing the following Journal is, that its readers may be made acquainted with the nature and extent of the duties performed by the Bishop during the short time he presided over the Indian Church, as well as with the difficulties he encountered in the visitation of his extensive diocese.

Although written in the shape of a diary, the greater part of the work formed his correspondence with the Editor, a fact which she hopes will be borne in mind, should some consider that he has dwelt less upon the professional objects of his journey than

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