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PREFACE

Most of these addresses were delivered in China in the presence of missionaries and others; some, on the other hand, appear here for the first time, never having been orally delivered. The reader may regard them in their entirety as embodying the message that the author would have endeavoured to deliver, had he been permitted to visit his native land at this time. Having, by reason of illness, been debarred from this pleasure and privilege, it has seemed to him that some good might be accomplished by sending the addresses forth in this form. That they may be the means of deepening missionary interest and stimulating missionary zeal in the Churches is his most ardent prayer.

GRIFFITH John.

YONKERS, New YORK, U.S.A.,

July, 1907.

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