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PUBLISHED BY FRANCIS WESTLEY, 10, STATIONERS' COURT,

RUDGATE-STREET

B. BENSLEY, Bolt Court, Fleet Street.

PREFACE.

THE Editors of the Evangelical Magazine have now the pleasure of presenting to their numerous and respected friends the Twenty-ninth Volume of this Work, the nature and objects of which are so generally known as to render any explanation or commendation of them unnecessary.

The continuance of that patronage with which it has been uniformly favoured by a large portion of the Religious Public, at home and abroad, and the blessing of God with which it appears to have been attended, call forth the grateful acknowledgments of its Conductors, who feel themselves encouraged, with the 'expected aid of their kind Correspondents, to persevere in their endeavour to render it a perpetual source of Instruction, Information, and Benevolence.

This volume records events of a most wonderful

nature, in the extension of the Gospel in the South SEA ISLANDS, and in the introduction of it into MADAGASCAR; the success of Missionary efforts in British India, and the

progress made in the great work of translating the Scriptures into numerous languages. The brief accounts we have given of remarkable revivals of religion in the United States, will afford sacred delight to multitudes; and inspire the hope that the increasing regard to the influences of the Holy Spirit, which with great satisfaction we observe in our own country, will be followed by effects amongst ourselves equally glorious.

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The zealous and affectionate attention which is now paid to that long-neglected class of society-British SEAMEN, already promises the most blessed results; and we rejoice to perceive that similar efforts are made in several foreign countries.

The vast extension lately given to Religious Tracts, is another pleasing feature of our times; and, all these circumstances combined, produce a conviction that we have lived to see the dawn of a glorious day, which we trust will increase in its brightness, until darkness shall be banished from the earth, and the light of life become universal.

London, Dec. 11, 1821.

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