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BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty fourth
L. S. day of December, in the fifty-fourth year of the In-

muss dependence of the United States of America, Dur-
RIE & Peck, of the said District have deposited in this office,
the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors,
in the words following, to wit:-

“A residence at Constantinople in the year 1827, with notes
to the present time.

" Shall we, whose souls are lighted

With wisdom from on high,
Shall we to men benighted,

The lamp of life deny?”—HEBER.
• By Josiah Brewer, Missionary to the Mediterranean.”

In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States,
entitled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by secur-
ing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and
proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mention-
ed." And also to the Act, entitled, “ An Act supplementary
to an Act, entitled, “An Act for the encouragement of learn-
ing, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the
Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times there-
in mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of
designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."


Clerk of the District of Connecticut.
A true copy of Record, examined and sealed by me,

Clerk of the District of Connecticut.

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To the Members of the Boston Female Society, for the

Promotion of Christianity among the Jews, This volume, the result of observations during a missionary tour, performed under their patronage, is respectfully and gratefully dedicated by

THE AUTHOR. New-Haven, Dec. 4, 1829.

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PERHAPs some apology may be due from the publishers to the numerous subscribers for this work, that the second edition has appeared before the first was distributed. Before the printing of the first edition was completed, it was ascertained that there was not a sufficient number of books for the subscribers in our immediate vicinity, and it was deemed advisable to print a supply before any copies were distributed. This arrangement has delayed its publication but three or four weeks; and we presume our apology will be perfectly satisfactory.


Ar the invitation of the Society to which this work is dedicated, I went to the Mediterranean particularly with the view of investigating the condition of the Jews. Being diverted from my original purpose of first visiting Jerusalem, I sat down at Constantinople where they are more numerous than in any other city on the globe. I had not forgotten the axiom that « Till a man is capable of conversing with ease among the natives of a country, he can never be able to form an adequate idea of their policy and manners.” ACcordingly my first attention was chiefly directed to acquiring the spoken languages of the people among whom I dwelt. I did not even learn so much of the state of society as was in the power of an eye witness merely, but was waiting to carry on my investigations without the aid of an interpreter. The public eye being however directed towards Constantinople and the East by those events which occasioned my withdrawal from Turkey, I have hoped that a work of no higher pretensions than this, might interest the general reader. More especially, have I had in view that class of persons who are seeking to fulfil the farewell command of the Saviour, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” If

If the following pages shall prove the means of quickening their sympathies, calling forth their prayers and giving a wise direction

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