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LONDON:
JOSEPH BUTTERWORTH AND SON,

43, ' FLEET STRE ET.

MDCCCXXVII.


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Preface to the First Edition...

LETTER I.-- Introduction.-Sketch of the Burman Empire.Extent

-Soil.- Climate.- Inhabitants.— Government.--Religion. Character.

-Literature.- Education

LETTER II. -Cause of Mr. Judson's engaging in Missions.- Formation

of American Board of Missions.-Visit to England.-Embarkation of

Missionaries for India in 1812.-Arrival, Difficulties, and Trials at

Calcutta.-Departure for the Isle of France. -Death of Mrs. Newell.-

*Return to India

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LETTER III.- -Voyage to Rangoon.--Arrival.--Study of the Burman

Language.--Extracts from Letters und Journals.-Description of the
Viceroy and his Wife. -Unsettled State of Affairs.-Burman Punish-

ments ......

LETTER IV.-- -Extracts from Letters and Journals continued.--Review

of Proceedings during the first two Years of the Mission.---Formation

of the American Baptist Board of Missions. Visit of an Armenian.-

Conversation of Mr. Judson and his Teacher-Difficulties of the Bur-

man Language.--Death of Mr. and Mrs. Judson's first Child....p. 32

LETTER V.Visit of the Vice-reine.--Arrival of a Printing Press.-

Qualifications requisite in Missionaries.--Arrival of Mr. Hough.-Fil-

neral of a Burman Priest.--Erecution of Criminals..

LETTER VI.--Conversation with an Inquirer.-Publication of Tracts.

- Description of the Female Meeting for Instruction.-Great Festival

of Guadama...

LETTER VII.- - Publication of Burman Translation of St. Matthew's

Gospel.-Voyage to Sea.- Protracted Detention.Difficulties with the

Burman Government.--Prevalence of Disease, and Burman Mode of

expelling it.-Preparations for general Departure.Mr. Judson's

return.

LETTER VIII. -Ulr. Judson's Account of his Voyage.--Arrival of

Messrs. Colman and Wheelock. Their Missionary Characters.-Pom

on their quitting America. ...

LETTER IX.- -Erection of the Zayat.-Burman preaching:-Remarks

on the Burman Language.--Inquirers.-First Burman Convert.-Bar-

tism of Moung Nau.-Death of the Burman Emperor ...... page 116

LETTER X.-Departure of Mr. Wheelock.Visit of the Teacher

Moung Shway-gnong:-Of Moung Ing --Baptism of Moung Byaay

and Moung Thahlah.-Death of Mr. Wheelock. .

LETTER XI. -Burman School.--Closing of the Zayat.-Voyuge to Ava.

-Audience of the Emperor.- Instance of Persecution.— Return to Ran-

goon.New Inquirers.--Departure of Mr. and Mrs. Colman..p. 170

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