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History Of The Missions Of The American Board Of C

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HISTORY OF THE MISSIONS OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS TO THE ORIENTAL CHURCHES.

BY RUFUS ANDERSON, D.D., LL.D., LATE FOREIGN SECRETARY OF THE BOARD.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

BOSTON: CONGREGATIONAL PUBLISHING SOCIETY. 1872.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872, by THE AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE: STEREOTYPED AND PRINTED BY H. O. HOUGHTON AND COMPANY.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER XXIV. THE ARMENIANS.--1846-1855.

Agency of Sir Stratford Canning.--Of Lord Cowley.--Lord Palmerston's Instructions.--Action of the Porte.--The Chevalier Bunsen.--A Vizerial Letter.--Further Concessions.--The Firman.--Good Counsel from Sir Stratford to the Protestants.--Dilatoriness of the Turkish Government.--Still another Concession by the Sultan.--Agency of the American Minister.--Greatness of the Changes.--The Divine Agency recognized.--The Danger.--Why Persecution was continued.--New Missionaries.--Pera again ravaged by Fire.--The Aintab Station.--Native Zeal for the Spread of the Gospel.--Activity of the Mission.--The Patriarch deposed.--Native Pastors.--Death of Mrs. Hamlin.--Death and Character of Dr. Azariah Smith.--Mr. Dunmore joins the Mission.--Removal into Old Constantinople.--The First Ecclesiastical Council.--The Gospel introduced into Marsovan.--Visited by Mr. E. E. Bliss.--A Persecution that was needed.--Unexpected Relief.--Changes in the Mission.--Missions by Native Pastors.--Death of Mrs. Everett.--Death of Mr. Benjamin.

CHAPTER XXV. THE ARMENIANS.--1855-1860.

The Crimean War subservient to the Gospel.--Its Origin. --Providential Interposition.--Probable Consequences of Russian Success.--Effect of the Fall of Sebastopol.--The Mission in 1855.--Schools.--Church Organization.--Church Building.--The Printing.--Editions of the Scriptures.--The Book Depository.--Aid from Abroad.--Greek Students in Theology.--Licentiates.--Accession of Missionaries.--Death of Mr. Everett.--Miscellaneous Notices.--Renewed Agitation about the Death Penalty.--The Hatti Humaioun.--How regarded by the English Ambassador.--Includes the Death Penalty.--Is recognized in the Treaty of Paris.--How estimated by the Missionaries.--Indications of Progress.--Aintab.--Death of Mrs. Schneider.--Girls' School at Constantinople.--Seminary at Bebek.--Division of the Mission.--Turkish Missions Aid Society.--Visit of Dr. Dwight to England.--A Remarkable Convert.--Death of the second Mrs. Hamlin.--Arabkir.--Sivas and Tocat.--Harpoot.--Geghi.--Revivals of Religion.--Girls' School at Nicomedia.--Fire at Tocat.--Mr. Dunmore's Explorations.--Church at Cesarea.--A former Persecutor made Catholicos.--Death of Mrs. Beebee.

CHAPTER XXVI. THE ARMENIANS.--1860-1861.

A Result of the Crimean War.--Religious Opinion in Constantinople. --Change at Rodosto.--Outbreak at the Metropolis.--A Remarkable Native Helper.--Great Change in Marsovan.--Changes elsewhere. --Telegraphic Communication.--The Mission further divided.--First Native Pastor at Harpoot.--Rise of the Station.--Dr. Dwight's Second Tour in the East.--Changes since the First Tour.--Triumph of the Gospel at Marash.--Tribute to the Wives of Missionaries.--Change at Diarbekir.--Decline of Turkish Population.--Death and Character of Mr. Dunmore.--The Missionary Force.--Training School at Mardin.--Other Portions of the Field.--Scripture Translations. --Publications.


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