Shantung (China); A Sketch of Its Missions; And Notes of a Journey to the Tomb of Confucius

Shantung (China); A Sketch of Its Missions; And Notes of a Journey to the Tomb of Confucius

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...arrival at Chefoo, Rev. Mr. Gayley, whose wife was a sister of Mrs. Mills, met them and at once left for Teng-chou, as cholera was raging at Chefoo, and many dying. They spent the night at the home of Rev. Mr. Smith, four miles west of Chefoo. Mrs. Smith had died a few days previously. The following day the only remaining child of Mr. Mills, a son of three years, died of cholera. Before reaching Teng-chou-fu Mr. Gayley was taken with the same disease, and died soon after reaching home. A few days later one of Mr. Gayley's children died. Soon after, Mrs. Gayley with her only remainning child, left for home. Many villages were almost depopulated by this scourge. Late in the year 1863, Mr. and Mrs. Nevius left for America, and it was several years before the health of Mrs. Nevius was sufficiently restored to permit them to return to China. In January 1864, the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Mateer, in company with my wife and myself, arrived at Teng-chou-fu. The three families of the Presbyterian Mission lived together eight months in an old temple. During this time every possible effort was made to secure buildings. Many houses were vacant, and people, who on account of great need would have been glad to sell or rent, dared not do so and risk the scorn and persecution which must follow. At that time the attitude of the people as a whole was intensely hostile to all foreigners. As there seemed to be no hope of 'securing a house in the near future, and as yet none of the interior cities seemed open to permanent missionary residence, it was decided that Mrs. Corbett and I should remove temporarily to Chefoo. Following the Tientsin Massacre in 1870, a fearful wave of excitement passed over the province. Many were seized with the...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236879414
  • 9781236879417