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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 107 pages of information about The American Missionary Volume 42, No. 12, December, 1888.

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American missionary.

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Vol.  XLII.  December, 1888.  No. 12.

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American Missionary Association.

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Our annual meeting.

The Annual Meeting at Providence, R.I., will long be remembered in the annals of this Association.  Its general characteristics were earnestness and enthusiasm.  The interest did not flag from the beginning to the end.  We were glad to welcome our newly-elected President, Rev. Wm. M. Taylor, D.D., who, by his dignity and facility as a presiding officer, as well as by his able addresses, added largely to the interest of the meeting.  The sermon of Dr. Little was an uplift at the outset; the Memorial Service for Dr. Powell was a loving tribute to his memory; the papers read were of a high order, and dealt in a practical way with living themes bearing on the work of the Association; the reports on the several departments of that work were discriminating, and showed a mastery of the subjects reviewed; and the addresses of Drs. Mears, Behrends and Taylor, on the last evening were, by their fervor, their broad range of thought and spiritual power, a fitting close for the whole series of meetings.

But the marked and peculiar feature of the occasion was the announcement of the munificent gift of Mr. Daniel Hand, of more than a million of dollars, to aid the Association in its efforts for the colored people of the South.  This event, so inspiring in its immediate effect, and so far-reaching and permanent in its beneficial results, deserves full and special mention.

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The Daniel hand educational fund for colored people.

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