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  (Pgs. 152-154) January 1, 1861 The first of January 1861 was a New Year’s Day ever to be remembered.  Mr. And Mrs. Johnston, Abraham and I, had spent nearly the whole time in a kind of solemn, yet happy festival.  Anew in a holy covenant before God, we unitedly consecrated our lives and our...
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On this day in 1832, Melville Cox, the first missionary sent out by the American methodist, set sail for Liberia aboard the Jupiter. For seven years, the money to send a missionary to Liberia lay unused. The mission committee could find no one willing to take the risk.  They could find no one, that is, until Melville...
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