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AND SOLD BY DUGDALE, KEENE, MILLIKEN, ARCHER, &c.
THE Narrative of the Missions of the United Brethren, contained in the following sheets, was undertaken in consequence of many and repeated inquiries for such a work; and in consideration, that the cordial and active interest in the missionary labours of the Brethren, excited, of late years, among many sincere friends, who are not members of their church, seemed to require the publication of a work, which should supply a concise history of all the attempts, made by them, at different times, and in various countries, for the propagation of christianity among the Heathen.
Influenced by these considerations, and encouraged by many of his friends, the author entered upon the compilation of his work; and, after previous correspondence with several of his brethren in the ministry, and having obtained their approbation, and the assurance of their assistance and prayers for its success, prepared it for publication. Whatever shall be its ultimate reception from the public, he feels the sincerest pleasure in ascribing much of the success, which has attended his labours in compiling it, under God, to the countenance and faithful prayers of his brethren and friends.
Aware of many imperfections in his performance, the
author must entreat indulgence, particularly with regard to the style, which, in many places, especially where his