Memoirs of REV. John Leighton Wilson, D.D; Missionary to Africa, and Secretary of Foreign Missions

Memoirs of REV. John Leighton Wilson, D.D; Missionary to Africa, and Secretary of Foreign Missions

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...Gentlemen: I have been highly gratified by the letter which you have done me the honor to address to me in relation to the measures which I have taken to arrest the slave-trade in the waters of the Gaboon. I am happy, gentlemen, in receiving the sympathies extended to me by men who are so honorable, and who enjoy with such good reason the esteem of the inhabitants of the country. ' One of the principal objects of France in establishing herself at the Gaboon is to introduce civilization, and you are largely contributing to this work. Gentlemen, we shall regard as good compatriots and friends those who, like yourselves, conduct the natives in this path by their instructions and by their example, etc., -etc., etc. "penang, "Commander French Naval Division." CHAPTER XVII. Che tlaturalist XHscopertng the (gorilla. THE subject of this sketch was a child of the country and rejoiced in rural surroundings. During his residence near Mayesville, when he was secretary, in his early morning walks he delighted in gathering flowers, inhaling their fragrance, and in analyzing them. Botany was a favorite science, especially its practical study in the fields and woods, where to his devout mind each tree, and shrub, and flower revealed the beauty and excellency of the Creator's handiwork. When in early manhood his residence was transferred from the pine lands of Carolina to the shores of Africa, the luxuriant foliage of the tropics naturally excited his observation, and he made himself thoroughly acquainted with the flora of that continent. As a member of the Royal Oriental Society of Great Britain, he was frequently consulted on important scientific questions. The fauna of Africa also invited his enterprising research, and he was able to make...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236619161
  • 9781236619167