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BY REV. DAVID A g|EEL,
Mission. R. ro china.
Theological AND SunDAY-school Books ELLER, BRICK CHURCH
1 83 8.
Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1838, by JOHN S. TAYLOR, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New-York.
G. F. Hopkins, Printer, 2 Ann-street.
THE advocates of foreign missions are obliged to contend with serious obstacles when they plead with Christians to send the gospel to the heathen.
Many of those whom they address combine with a very limited knowledge of the subject, the strange belief that it stands in hostile array against their personal interests and the spiritual welfare of their countries. So long have they possessed the inestimable blessings of divine grace, that they have at least practically forgotten that these blessing were neither communicated originally to them, nor designed exclusively
for them. Hence they assume as a princi