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Printed Document, “An Account of the Missions established by the Society late in Connection with the Rev. JOHN WESLEY, for the Conversion of the Negroes in the West Indies.” Two pages, 7 1/2” x 9 3/8” Bristol. August 13, 1798. The document reads, in part: “ … In the year 1786, Dr. Coke was driven by stress of weather form the Coast of America to the West Indies … He accordingly found that the Negroes were exceedingly susceptible of religious instruction; and having three preachers with him, he prevailed on them to continue in that part of the globe … When he returned to Europe, he laid the circumstance of the case before his venerable and honoured Friend, the late Rev. JOHN WESLEY, who considered it a very providential opening for the benefit of the Heathen … Dr. Coke has great satisfaction in being able to inform the Public, that the spiritual concerns of the missions are in a flourishing state. About 50,000 of the negroes are now under instruction in all the Island unitedly considered. Out of these, above 10,000 are Members of the Society, and are, as far as the Missionaries who are no judges of the heart can determine, awakened to a sense of their fallen state, and of heir alienation from GOD by nature. A very considerable part of these latter are converted to God, and give, in their Negro-Dialect, as clear and distinct an account of the work of grace upon their souls as any Believers in England … And it may be added that they have all of them made a sacrifice of their most besetting sin - Polygamy … Thus far the Grace and Providence of God have blessed the labours of the Missionaries. The Expense however is very great. But the enlargement of the Redeemer’s Kingdom, and the welfare and happiness of the world, are objects of such infinite movement, that it is hoped, every benevolent and competent person will think it a privilege to contribute … ”
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A Wonderful Account Of Thomas Coke’s Missionary Work In The Indies In Connection With John Wesley’s Methodist Movement

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Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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