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converted and exchanged six per cent. stock, has since been added to the funds of the Society,
The collection, Nov. 3d, at the First Church in Boston amounted to
301 16 From a gentleman in Salem
12 From Rev. Daniel Lovejoy, in May last, donations 41 From an unknown hand through Rev. Dr. Barnard
30 of Salem, in June last From do. through Rev. Dr. Lathrop of Boston
$384 66 Balance of cash in the Treasurer's hand, $225 50
On the whole, the Society are encouraged to hope, that their exertions and expenditures, have not been without visible benefit to the people in the various and distant parts of our country, to which they have been extended. Were their means more abundant, their useful operations could doubtless be more extensive and efficient. The missionary field is wide, and the harvest great, where the means of supporting labourers are small. To the Lord of the harvest, therefore, let us offer our devout supplications, that he would raise up faithful labourers, provide the means of their support, and cause that they be sent forth to gather in this harvest.
Officers elected May, 1808.
WILLIAM PHILLIPS, Esq. President.
Mr. SAMUEL SALISBURY,
A complete List of the Members of the Society, arranged
according to the time of their admission. N. B. The act of incorporation provides, that the whole number of the
Society shall at no time, exceed fifty members.
Named alphabetically in the Incorporating Act.
Hon. FRANCIS DANA.
Rev. NATHANAEL EMMONS, D.D.
Rev. ELIPHALET PORTER, D.D. * His Excellency INCREASE SUMNER. * EBENEZER STORER, Esq. * Rev. PETER THACHER, D.D.
Hon. OLIVER WENDELL, * Rev. JOSEPH WILLARD, D.D. LL. D. President of
Harvard College. * Rev. EDWARD WIGGLESWORTH, D.D. Hollis
Professor of Divinity in Harvard College.
sor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. EBENEZER WIGHT, Esq.
Elected May, 1788. * His Excellency JAMES BOWDOIN, Esq. * Hon. WILLIAM PHILLIPS. * RICHARD CARY, Esq. * Hon. THOMAS DAWES. * Rev. JEREMY BELKNAP, D.D. * Hon. THOMAS RUSSELL. * THOMAS LEE, Esq.
Hon. COTTON TUFTS, M. D.
Elected May, 1792. * His Excellency JAMES SULLIVAN. * Rev. SAMUEL WEST, D.D.
Rev. JEDIDIAH MORSE, D.D.
Rev. JOHN LATHROP, D.D. * Rev. SIMEON HOWARD, D.D.
WILLIAM PHILLIPS, Esq. * Hon. JOHN LOWELL.
Elected Nov. 1792. * NATHANIEL APPLETON, Esq.
Rev. WILLIAM WOODBRIDGE. * Rev. DANIEL LITTLE.
DAVID S. GREENOUGH, Esq.
Elected May, 1794. Hon. BENJAMIN LINCOLN. ALDEN BRADFORD, Esq. Rev. ABIEL HOLMES, D.D.
Elected June, 1797. MR. SAMUEL SALISBURY. MR. JAMES WHITE.
Elected May, 1802. Hon. DUDLEY A. TYNG, Esq. Rev. ELIJAH PARISH, D.D. Mr. DAVID HYSLOP.
Elected Nov. 1802. * Rev. DAVID TAPPAN, D.D. Rev. ELIPHALET PEARSON, LLD. professor of
Natural Theology and Sacred Literature, in the 'z'heological Seminary, Andover.
Elected Nov. 1804.
Hon. JOHN DAVIS, Esq. * Rev. JOSEPH MC KEAN, D.D. president of BowThe following have been the successive PRESIDENTS, SECRETARIES, and TREASURERS of this Society.
Elected Nov. 1805. Hon. JOHN TREADWELL. BENJAMIN BUSSEY, Esq. Mr. SAMUEL H. WALLEY. Rev. JOSHUA BATES.
Elected June, 1807. EDWARD HOLYOKE, M. D. Hon. THOMAS DAWES. Rev. SAMUEL KENDALL. Mr. JONATHAN PHILLIPS.
Elected Nov. 1808. Mr. JOSIAH SALISBURY.
Form of a Bequest, or Legacy. Item....I give and bequeath the sum of
to the Society for Propagating, the Gospel among the Indians and others in North America : to be applied either to the general objects of these Iostitutions, or to such particular purposes, consistent with those objects, as the donor may