A History of the English Baptist Missions to India

A History of the English Baptist Missions to India

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...as many other valuable writings. Thence he flew into another part of the building, and forcing open the shutters, drew out a number of shelves which contained the accounts of the mission from its commencement. This last effort was made in the very face of the fire, and. before it was fully accomplished, the whole build ing, two hundred feet in length, was enveloped in flames. At about midnight, the roof fell in; and as the wind, which two hours previously had blown quite hard, was then perfectly still, the flame and smoke ascended in a straight line, and the fire entirely subsided without the least injury to contiguous buildings, some of which were not more than twelve feet distant. No life was lost--no individual was materially injured. ." When it became evident that the fire would extend no farther, all the members of the mission family who were present, both o'ld and young, sat down in front of the'smoking ruins, and continued till nearly two in the morning, grieving together over the severe misfortune. The amount of the loss has been variously estimated;-probably it was not less than fifty thousand dollars. Many valuable articles, however, were saved, and in their preservation the kind hand of Providence was distinctly visible. The presses had a few weeks previously been removed into a separate room, and though the door of that room was burned, yet such was the activity of the friends present, that they were all rescued without injury. The contents of an iron chest, consisting of the funds of the mission, were preserved uninjured. Five forms on the presses were saved, as were also the matrices, moulds, and the entire apparatus for letter casting. The paper-mill remained unharmed. After resting about three hours, the missionaries, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689393X
  • 9781236893932