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OUR

ORIENTAL MISSIONS .

VOLUME I.

INDIA AND CHINA.

BY

EDWARD THOMSON, D. D., LL. D.,

Late Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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CINCINNATI:

HITCHCOCK AND WALDEN.

NEW YORK:

CARLTON AND LANAHAN.

Entered, c.ccording to Act of Congress, in the year 1879,

BY HITCHCOCK & WALDEN,

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington.

PREFACE .

THI

HE following pages are substantially a

Journal kept by the writer during a visit to the missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the years 1864–65. It was not with the intention of publishing it that the Journal was written, but with a view to make out a full report to the Church in case it should be called for. Brethren, in whose judgment the narrator confides, have latterly urged him to give it to the public, and as it cost him but little pains to revise it, he yielded to their opinion. In the revision he has modified here and there an observation, and put reflections in a new form, but has made no material alteration. Our mis

sions in the East are, it is hoped, destined to become very important, and the time may come

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