The Story of Yates the Missionary; As Told in His Letters and Reminiscences

The Story of Yates the Missionary; As Told in His Letters and Reminiscences

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...to hear again from home. I do not dare to hope that I shall hear that you are all alive. Some of my relations have doubtless fallen in battle. Shanghai, September 20, 1863. To his Parents: ' Though there is but little hope of this note ever reaching you, I wish to do all in my power to communicate with you. I shall, with the blessing of God, leave here in March or April to join my family in Switzerland. I expect to spend about a year away, recruiting my health; and then we will all return together to Shanghai. At least, this is our plan at present. We cannot tell what the future may develop. I am all alone. My family is in Europe, and all the other members of the Mission are settled in Shantung. This is a dark day for Shanghai. Most of the missionaries have sought other fields of labor. There are here only three or four missionaries to preach the gospel. One million eight hundred thousand souls! what are we among so many? Most of those here able to preach will leave soon. Bishop Boone, many years a missionary, cannot last long. He is feeble. Dr. Muirhead, of the London Mission, will go home soon. Shanghai, September 20, I863. I am meeting all the expenses of the Mission at present. The Municipal Council pay me ten dollars per day, and I maintain four regular services iii my missionary work each week. Shanghai, October 7, 1863. I know you are anxious about our support. On this point set your mind at rest. I have a good position as Interpreter at the Municipal Council. There I have but little work to do, simply to talk Chinese. some days fifteen minutes, some days half an hour. For this service. I receive three hundred Mexican dollars each month. This is enough to support me and my family; they are in Europe. And, as this work does not...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917200
  • 9781236917201