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who are placed over you, diligence in your calling, zeal in promoting the true interests of the mission, vigilance against mercenary motives, and an uniform and humble conscientiousness, mark and adorn your characters. Thus will you be happy in yourselves, a blessing to the Heathen, and a support to the Mission to which you are to be attached!

And you, MY YOUNG AFRICAN BROTHER, who are returning to your native land after a series of remarkable events, I trust you will aim at making some returns to that God, who has so distinguished you by his mercy, by your whole future conduct. Go, and show to your countrymen the graces and virtues of a Christian. Go, and endeavour to recommend the sacred knowledge which you have received. Go, and let Africa see what the religion of Christ can do in elevating and blessing mankind. Our best wishes and prayers shall rest upon you. May God be gracious to you! May you become a truly humble, enlightened, established Christian! May your connection with Britons be ever a source of grateful thanksgiving! May you act in a submissive, modest, faithful manner in the new relation to our Mission which you

' Jellorrum Harrison, son of a chief in the vicinity of the Society's Settlements, who after passing several years at Karass, in Georgia, was about to return, in connection with the missions of the Society.

are about to sustain! And may mercy and truth be with you?!

Finally, my Christian Brethren, we commend you to God, and to the word of his grace'. Wherever you may go, be assured our unfeigned prayers and affections will go with you. Under all removes, all dangers, all distresses, there is an EYE, before which there is no difference of place, but all lies open in boundless and incomprehensible prospect: there is an ARM by which all nature is held together, and to which every thing is equally easy. To that eye, to that arm we commit you. To the Omnipotent Jehovah, who hath stretched forth the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and said unto Zion, Thou art my people2, we confidently entrust you. To that ALMIGHTY FATHER, Who hath not spared his own Son, but delivered him up for us all3; to that ADORABLE SAVIOUR, who hath taken upon himself the seed of Abraham, and purchased his church with his own blood5; to that ETERNAL SPIRIT, the Comforter who sanctifieth us and all the elect people of God, we solemnly devote you; in your bodies and in your souls; most fervently praying that, in every future moment of emer

9 2 Sam. xv. 20.

1 Acts, xx. 32.

2 Isai. li. 16.

3 Rom. viii. 32.

4 Heb. ii. 16.

5 Acts, xx. 28.

gency, whilst separate from each other, the last consoling accents of our Lord Christ may animate and revive your hearts: "Lo, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD. Amen.

6 Matt. xxviii. 20.

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