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*** The profits of this Edition, as of the former one, will be given to the Church Missionary Society.

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GENERAL, ASSOCIATION, AND DISTRICT COMMITTEES,

AND TO

THE GREAT BODY OF MEMBERS

OF

THE CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY;

ONE OF

THE NOBLEST INSTITUTIONS EVER ESTABLISHED IN THE WORLD

FOR THE REGENERATION OF MANKIND;

FOR THEIR INSTRUCTION IN DIVINE WISDOM ;

FOR THE

EMANCIPATION OF HEATHEN NATIONS FROM THEIR DEBASING

IDOLATRIES, AND DESTRUCTIVE SUPERSTITIONS ;

FOR THE

ILLUMINATION OF THE BENIGHTED PLACES OF THE EARTH,

FULL OF DARKNESS AND CRUEL HABITATIONS;"

AND FOR BRINGING ITS INHABITANTS TO

THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ONLY TRUE GOD,

AND JESUS CHRIST WHOM HE HAS SENT ;

This Work

IS HUMBLY AND AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED

BY THEIR SINCERE FRIEND,

THE AUTHOR,

Honorary Secretary for the Grosvenor Districi.

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In sending forth a second edition of the

" Domestic Memoirs,” the author desires to offer up his humble gratitude to God, for the gracious measure of success which He has been pleased to vouchsafe to the work. Most especially does he thank God, for having enabled him, from the profits which the sale of his book has produced, to present to that admirable institution, the Church Missionary Society, the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds.

While thus expressing his devout thankfulness for the unmerited goodness so condescendingly bestowed upon him, the author would reverentially invoke the same Divine goodness, to extend a corresponding blessing to the present publication.

From the religious public the writer is encouraged to hope for, and expect, an enlarged measure of patronage; from the consideration of the great reduction that has been made in the price of the present edition ; for while the first was published at twelve shillings, the one now issued is reduced to six.

Greatly, however, as the author desires to benefit the noble institution to which the profits of his work are devoted, he must confess, that such an object forms but a secondary consideration. The first wish of his heart is, that, as his book is based on the Scriptures of eternal truth, a large spiritual benefit may be derived, in the perusal of it, by those who

may honour these pages with their favourable notice; and that his humble efforts, in however small a degree, may serve to elevate the tone of society, and promote the sacred cause of religion and piety.

London, May, 1852.

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