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FOR THE YEAR
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark xvi. 15.
Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river,
Isaiah lvi, 12.
Eph. i. 6,70
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HE respected Patrons of the New-YORK Mis
SIONARY MAGAZINE are now presented with the first volume complete. The Publisher has endeavoured to comply with the terms of publication, originally propofed, as far as possible; and he trusts no material deviation from them has been perceived by his candid readers, But whatever may be their judgment with respect to the merit of the work, he has many acknowledgments to make for the favourable reception they have given it.
To those correspondents who have honoured this Miscellany with their valuable comniunications, many thanks are due. A continuance of their efteemed favours will be gratefully acknowledged. To those gentlemen who have kindly contributed their advice and affiftance, in the arduous duty of conducting the publication, the Publisher considers himself under great obligations. That the reward of seeing the work of the Lord prosper may be bestowed on them, and on every friend to the Redeemer's kingdom, is his ardent hope
So much encouragement has been hitherto received in this work, that the Pubisher does not hesitate to announce his intention to prosecute it with unremitted and increasing diligence. He will spare no pains to improve it, and to render it, in all respects, as worthy of public patronage as possible. The increase of Mission ary Affociations, and the extension of Missionary enterprizes in the United States;—the continued attention to religion in many parts of our country ;-the highly important and interesting events which are daily taking place in the Christian Church ;-and the means of in