A Defence Of The Wesleyan Methodist Missions In The West Indies; Including A Refutation Of The…

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byRichard Watson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1817 Excerpt: ... selves, for-singing, and prayer, which have continued late; but this has but rarely occurred, and has been uniformly discountenanced by the missionaries; not indeed, that the practice was at all worse than that of the irreligious negroes, who frequently spend whole nights in dancing and riot; but, because the former was more disagreeable to the inhabitants, in some places, than the latter: which, though often productive of the worst consequences to morals, they took no pains to suppress. Mr. Marryat, in the case of Mr. Talboys, endeavours to insinuate something, also, as to meetings held within " locked doors." That the doors are never locked, except it may be for the sake of protection from some brutal assault of rabble, may be safely affirmed; that the doors are closed, when those private meetings of catechumens are held, which we have before mentioned, is to be supposed; for the object of the meetings being to teach such as are distinguished from the rest by their desire to be taught; it is not probable that they should be held in.the open chapel. The frequent presence of whites, and even their superintendance, (for these meetings 'are not always conducted by the missionary) are, however, sufficient pledges of the innocence of assemblies, without which the objects of the mission would be but very imperfectly answered, inasmuch as public preaching is a very defective means of instructing men, who, as the Jamaica report confesses, are generally ignorant of "a Deity," and, of course, of the very first principles of the Christian faith. But, that whatever may be said or done among the slaves, whether privately or publicly, has no tendency, except to promote their peaceableness and fidelity, has a decided proof in the fact, that no slave, under the care of th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1817 Excerpt: ... selves, for-singing, and prayer, which have continued late; but this has but rarely occurred, and has been uniformly discountena...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217150837

ISBN - 13:9780217150835

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