Excerpt from History of the Propagation of Christianity Among the Heathen, Vol. 3 of 3: Since the Reformation In June 1810, the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions was appointed by the General Association of Massachusetts, in consequence of a statement and a request for advice, submitted to it by some students of divinity at Andover College, who were anxious to devote themselves to the service of Christ among the heathen. The Board originally consisted chiefly of members of the Congregational churches in America; but afterwards included also members of the Presbyterian and Reformed Dutch churches. It was, in fact, constituted t on deminational but on broad Christian principles. 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.