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LETTERS AND CONVERSATIONS
BY THE AUTHOR
REVISED BY THE PUBLISHING COMMITTEE.
And sold at their Depository.
ASTOR, LENOX AÑO
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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS.... TO wit: .
District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the fourteenth day of August, A. D. 1830, in the fifty fifth year of the Independence of the United States of America, CHRISTOPHER C. Dean, of the said District, has deposited in this Office the Title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, viz.
“ Letters and Conversations on the Cherokee Mission. By the author of Conversations on the Bombay Mission. Revised by the Publishing Committee.”
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned :" and also to an · Act entitled “ An Act supplementary to an Act entitled An Act for
the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts und books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the tiines thereia mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching histor
historical and other prints." JNO. W. DAVIS, ( Clerk of the District
The Author of these volumes has collected and arranged a variety of facts, relating to the first mission established by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions among the Indian tribes on our southwestern frontier, in the hope that the attention of children may be arrested,--their sympathies en listed, and their hearts engaged for the benefit of those little wanderers of the wilderness, who will grope their way to the grave in heathenish ignorance and superstition, unless missionaries and teachers are sent out and supported, to train them up, in families and schools, for comfort and usefulness on earth, and everlasting happiness in heaven. It is believed by many, that professing Christians are generally more ignorant of the commencement, progress, and results of missionary operations among the Indians in the bosom of our own happy and enlightened country, than they are of what has been done, and is now doing in foreign lands. If it be so, and the writer of these pages has had abundant evidence of the fact, may not the hope be cherished, that this brief historical sketch will be gladly received, and read with candor and interest?
That it may be instrumental of exciting parents and children to make increasing efforts to bring the heathen world under the reign of Christ, is the ardent prayer of the compiler.
JUNE 21, 1830.