Excerpt from Address to the Friends of Religion in Behalf of the American Education Society The Directors of the American Education Society have been engaged for several years past, in applying the charity of the christian public, for the promotion of the great object proposed in the formation of this charitable institution. This Society is but the medium, through which public beneficence reaches and effects its object; it is merely the almoner of public bounty. It is therefore manifest, that while, on the one hand, the Directors look with the deepest interest, to the effects of their labours; they must, on the other hand, look with less interest, to the friends of religion in the community, for those supplies which their operations continually demand. For, it ought to be distinctly understood and remembered by all, that the objects of this Society are local or private concern. Its benefits do t rest upon its members, or its Directors. They individually incur sacrifices, and make efforts, in attending to its concerns, and watching over its interests; for which they expect earthly remuneration. It is the hour of Christ, in the advancement and prosperity of his Church, which stands forth as the object of our labours and charities in this understanding. The Directors therefore, do t appear before the public to ask alms for themselves, or for the promotion of any private interest; but they present the Education Society to public attention, as an association, duly organized and prepared to receive( the fruits of christian charity, and appropriate them to purposes, in which every friend of Christ must feel an interest. It is the cause of every minister, of every church, and of every sincere friend of Christ, which we plead. The object in view, can never be accomplished by individual exertion. It requires the vigorous cooperation of the friends of the Redeemer. 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.