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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...Providence shall remove the hindrances, which have led to the painful determination to suspend operations there for the present The committee on the Sandwich Islands mission reported--That they are much gratified with the evidence here furnished, of zeal, fidelity, and success in conducting the important affairs of this mission. The committee find very satisfactory proof that the recent religious excitement in these Islands has resulted in great permanent good, as shown in the godly lives of multitudes who were dead in trespasses and in sins. It is a very interesting fact that the largest churches, probably, in the worM are found in the Sandwich Islands. The committee also are pleased to state, that a spirit of improvement seems to be manifesting itself there, in the building of churches and school houses, and in the liberality displayed by the natives towards various public objects. Which report the committee recommend to be adopted. CITIZENSHIP OF MISSIONARIES AND THEIR CHILDREN. On this subject Dr. Anderson read the following document: The Prudential Committee have no doubt, that the missionaries of the Board retain their citizenship wherever they may be sent But some recent occurrences have awakened a solicitude in the minds of missionaries, lest their claims, as American citizens, might not always be promptly recognized in cases of emergency. The leading facts bearing on the subject will therefore be stated, that the Board may, if it thinks proper, express an opinion relative to the citizenship of its missionaries among the heathen. The question relutes, it will be observed, to the rights of persons, and not to those of property. The first inquiry will naturally be, whether there is any thing in the nature of his mission, which...
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