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indulge the hope that others will continue to issue the monthly numbers of the Panoplist after the present generation of writers and readers are laid in the dust. But if the affection of our friends should languish, and our prospects should be dark and dubious, we shall be compelled, however reluctantly, to abandon the prosecution of our plans, and to relinquish a work which we honestly believe to be useful to the rising generation, and to the Christian community; a work to the execution of which a regard to pecuniary advantages (or, as we hope, any other unworthy motive) has never prompted us.
In this volume, the attention of the American people has been called, more explicitly than at any former period, to the interesting subject of Foreign Missions. Many instances of very exalted beneficence we have had the pleasure to record. The zeal, the unanimity, the activity, and the cheerful offerings of Christians in this cause, are truly admirable; they are worthy of devout acknowledgment, and fervent gratitude; and they should excite every friend of Christ and his church to pray, that the same beneficent spirit may be continued and blessed till idolatry, ignorance, and the evil passions, shall give place to the advancing glories of the millennium.
From a large part of the Panoplist having been devoted to the subject of missions, and to some other subjects of a practical nature, it has followed, that less room has been afforded for the plain and important doctrines of the Gospel, than would have been desirable. This deficiency we hope will be supplied hereafter; and we, therefore, cordially invite some of cur correspondents to lend their aid, in stating and proving, in a plain, familiar manner, the leading doctrines of Divine Revelation.
Boston, May 30, 1812.
Death of Bougainville, Couut de 336 Death of Moore, Homer, Esq.
Bowdoin, Hon. James
Burke, Mrs. widow of the
Donations to Foreign Missions 187, Foreign Missionary Society of
Northampton and the
Foreign Missionary Society, Sa-
co and Biddeford branch of the 570
East Guilford, revival of religion