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A Brief Account of the Origin and Progress of the Boston Female Society for Missionary Purposes: With Extracts from the Reports of the Society, in May 1817 and 1818, and Extracts from the Reports of Their Missionaries, REV. James Davis, and REV. Dudley D. by Bethesda Society (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from A Brief Account of the Origin and Progress of the Boston Female Society for Missionary Purposes: With Extracts From the Reports of the Society, in May 1817 and 1818, and Extracts From the Reports of Their Missionaries, Rev. James Davis, and Rev. Dudley D. Rossetter The Boston Female Society for Missionary Purposes, was constituted Oct. 9, 1800. Fourteen ladies, part of the Baptist and part of the Congregational deminations, composed the Society. The two first years after its commencement, its little funds were devoted to the aid of the Massachusetts Congregational Missionary Society. After this, a Baptist Missionary Society being formed, it was agreed to appropriate the subscriptions of each member to her own demination; and that both should meet together for prayer, and to conduct their usual business. The meetings to be holden the first Monday in every month. Different sums have been collected from year to year, and applied to various missionary purposes as follows, viz. The purchase of Bibles, Testaments, and other religious books, for distribution by missionaries in destitute places; to home and foreign missions of both deminations; to the translation of the scriptures into the oriental languages, and to the support of a mission in this town. The Society by its constitution is at liberty to make such appropriations of its funds, as the openings of Providence suggest to be duty; whether in aid of foreign or domestic missions. It has increased to nearly 200 members. Donations have been received from individuals and sister societies to the amount of $300, including which, $3825,39 have been raised by the Society since its formation, viz. 2219,69 by the Baptist, and 1505,70 by the Congregational branch, and $100 by voluntary contributions of both. There are, it is presumed, many females in this place who would rejoice to contribute to the support of this Institution, if they knew such an one existed. As it will w be more generally kwn, it is hoped that persons of both deminations will come forward and aid the Society either by subscription or donations, which will be appropriated agreeably to the constitution. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.