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The Corresponding Secretaries of the Board are Rev. SELAB. TREAT GEORGE W. WOOD, and Rev. N. G. CLARK. Letters relating to the Missio General Concerns of the Board, may be addressed
SECRETARIES OF THE A. B. C. F. M.,
Missionary House, 33 Pemberton Square, Bost Letters for the Corresponding Secretary resident in New York, may be adere
REV. GEORGE W. WOOD, Bible House, Astor Place, New York a Donations and letters relating to the Pecuniary Concerns of the Board, letters on the subject of the Missionary Herald,) should be addressed LANGDON S. WARD, Treasurer of the A. B. C. F. M.,
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CHARLES HUTCHINS, Missionary House, 33 Pemberlon Square, Bosta
Letters for Rev. Rufus Anderson, D. D., may still be addressed to the Missi House.
GENERAL AGENCIES. The following arrangement has been made in the system of General Agencie the Prudential Committee, with a view to efficiency in the raising of funds.
Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont,
Rev. Wm. Warren, Gorham, Me.
Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, . Rov. John P. Skeele, Hartford, Conn. New York city, Long Island, Eastern New York, , This district is in charge of Rev. Goo, and East Jersey,
Wood, Bible House, Astor Place, N. Y. Central and Western New York, including St.
Lawrence, Lewis, Oneida, Otsego, and Dela
ware Counties, as an eastern boundary, . Rov. Charles P. Bush, Rochester, N. Y. Pennsylvania, West Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia,
Rev John McLeod, Philadelphia. Ohio, Indiana, Southern Illinois, and Missouri, . Rev. Wm. M. Cheover, Terre Haute, lowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Rev. 8. J. Humphrey, 84 Washington Stre Northern Illinois,
The payment of $50 at one time constitutes a minister, and the payment of $100 at one constitutes any other person, an Honorary Member of the Board.
LEGACIES. In making devises and legacies to the Board, the entire corporate name — "The Amer Board of Commissionen for Foreign Missions " — should be used; otherwise the intent of the tator may be defeated.
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VOL. LXIV. - JANUARY, 1868. — No. I.
ANNUAL SURVEY OF THE MISSIONS OF THE BOARD.
The year now reviewed should be gratefully recognized as one of much prosperity in the work of the Board. The missions have reported eleven new churches organized, twenty-two more native pastors settled, and the force of native laborers enlarged from eight hundred and fifteen to nine hundred and twenty-eight. The additions to the various churches by profession were 1,467. A larger spirit of Christian benevolence is manifest. In some fields, native Christians in the humblest circumstances rejoice in the privilege of contributing of their poverty to advance the cause of the Redeemer. In Eastern Turkey, one half of the entire expense of carrying on the work in the fifty-four villages and cities connected with the Harpoot Station (aside from the salaries of the missionaries and the partial support of the seminaries) is met by the native Christians; and they are already planning to take upon themselves the entire responsibility for the furtherance of the gospel in that region. In the Central and Western Turkey missions, a like spirit is being developed ; and a self-supporting church, with its own native pastor, marks a new era in the history of the Ceylon mission. Interesting revivals, mostly in connection with the “ Week of Prayer," have been enjoyed at different points in the Hawaiian Islands, especially, in Oahu College and the female seminaries; at Aintab, Marash, Harpoot, and Mardin, of the Armenian mission; at Oroomiah in the Nestorian, and at Beirut in the Syria mission.
The native ministry is more and more illustrating the wonderful power of the gospel in developing character, and is becoming more and more important in its immediate relations to the progress of the work. For intelligence, for consistent Christian character, for self-sacrificing devotion to the cause of Christ, the native pastors and preachers have, as a body, won for themselves a high place in the regards not only of their fellow native Christians, but of their missionary teachers also, and of other Christians by whom they are known. Their deliberative assemblies, in different fields, have been characterized by good sense, and enlarged views of practical questions, to an unexpected extent. Their ability to set forth religious truth often makes them instructive and edifying preachers to Americans and Europeans, as well as to their own countrymen. The proper work of missionaries is rapidly becoming, more clearly than heretofore, that connected with the preparation and the supervision of this native agency. In some VOL. LXIV.