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The American Missionary

Volume 43, No. 8, August, 1889

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Author: Various Authors
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,977 / 58 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.7
LoC Categories: AP, BR
Downloads: 1,070
Added to site: 2005.07.01
mnybks.net#: 10670
Genres: Religion, Periodical
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the measure of words.

Here, as everywhere in the South, I found that the American Missionary Association, as representative of our Northern Christian sympathy, was at work. Its normal schools, fitting teachers to go out and displace the bare-footed, ignorant, snuff-stick-chewing school mistresses; its churches, fitting mothers and fathers to enter upon their duties conscious of their responsibility; and its missionaries, bringing in an intelligent Christian life, and driving the curse of the country--intemperance--out of the home, community and the county, are thus meeting the need, and answering the cry, and fulfilling the obligations. Below is a cut of one of the buildings of the Academy at Williamsburg, Ky., recently erected among these people.

[Illustration: WILLIAMSBURG ACADEMY, KY.]

I found one worker where the field called for a dozen; one school where we should have twenty; one church where we should have a hundred; one scholar received into an over-crowded school house, when its doors should

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