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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism
			
112            STATUS OF  METHODISM AND CHRISTIANITY.
Kentucky ................ 7    Texas .................... 4
Louisiana ............... 2    Virginia.................. 3
Missouri ................ 1    West Virginia............. 1

SCHOOLS OWNED AND MANAGED BY  THE  AMERICAN BAPTIST HOME
                          MISSION  SOCIETY.
District of Columbia .... 1    North Carolina............ 1
Florida ................. 1    South Carolina ........... 1
Georgia ................. 2    Tennessee ................ 1
Indian Territory......... 1    Texas .................... 1
Mississippi ............. 1    Virginia.................. 2



      AMERICAN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION 1891.
                           BRIEF HISTORY.
    The American Missionary  Association  was formed in 1846, its
distinctive characteristic being freedom from all complicity with slavery
and caste.
    The object as stated in its constitution is, "To conduct Chris-
tian missionary and educational operations, and diffuse a knowledge of
the Holy Scripture in our own and other countries which are destitute
of them, or which present open and urgent fields of effort."
    It began its work in Foreign Missions in Africa, Siam, Sandwich
Islands, West Indies; and  its work  in our own country, in the Wes-
tern States and among the Indians.
    In 1848, it began work in the South among the whites and blacks,
although attended with great opposition and danger.
    In 1852, it undertook to reach the Chinese in California, the plans
ripening in 1870 to successful work.
    In 1861, during the civil war, it began the enlargement of work in
the South, which has been marked by steady progress and success.
    In 1882, it transferred its Foreign Missions and enlarged its In-
dian work by receiving the Indian Missions of the American Board.
    The work of the American Missionary Association is, therefore,




			
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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism


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