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Andrews

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V. 78

SEVENTY-EIGHTH

ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY,

PRESENTED MAY 10, 1891.

TOGETHER WITH

A LIST OF AUXILIARY SOCIETIES AND THEIR OFFICERS,

AND OF

Life Directors and Life Members of the Society

Constituted during the yes"

NEW YORK:

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY,

INSTITUTED IN THE YEAR MCCCXVI.

1894.

Sent by mail, on receipt of five cents for Postage. I

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V. 78 HOW TO HELP THE SOCIETY'S WORK. The sole object of the Institution is to encourage a wider circulation of the Holy Scriptures without note or comment. Its friends may aid its work

1. By buying and circulating its books. Those books are attractive in binding and typography. They are variously adapted for all classes of persons : books in large type for the aged; in raised letters for the blind; parts of the Bible for the convenience of readers who prefer not to hold a heavy book; reference Bibles for those who compare Scripture with Scripture; Bibles in various languages for foreigners; and of various sizes for pulpits, families, traveliers, scholars, and others. Being offered for sale at cost, these Bibles do not often make their way through the ordinary channels of trade, and are seldom advertised in newspapers. Still they are widely distributed through the country, and may be found or ordered through the auxiliary depositories at numerous points. Whoever becomes a purchaser and distributer helps in this work.

2. By commending the Scriptures to others, and convincing men that they owe it to themselves, their families, their country, and their God, to own, read, and study this Book of Truth.

3. By entering heartily into arrangements providing for a thorough and oconomical resupply of districts with the Bible. This home-work of exploration and supply falls properly within the province of local societies auxiliary to the American Bible Society. Their efficiency and success depend mainly upon the voluntary co-operation of churches and individual Christians.

4. By remitting donations to the American Bible Society for its benevolent work in our own and in foreign lands, that it may sow the seed of truth in the great and accessible field which opens before it.

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