Act of Incorporation and Stated Rules of the Society of the United Brethren for Propagating The Gospel Among the Heathen.
Native Americans are the object of missionary outreach by the Moravians in this scarce 1825 pamphlet
Nineteenth century reprinting of the 1788 Pennsylvania legislative act incorporating the United Brethren’s or Moravian church’s “Society for propagating the Gospel among the Heathen:”
“And whereas the propagation of the Gospel among the Indians of America, is of great importance to the citizens of this and other the United States …. may be conductive to the peace and security of our frontiers, and by living examples of the Missionaries and the coverts, the Savages may be induced to turn their minds to the Christian religion, industry and social life with the citizens of the United States…”
Accompanying the act are the “Stated Rules” of the society. Arranged under the headings of 15 articles, the rules outline church procedures for administering the missionary outreach to Native Americans.
Description: Act of Incorporation and Stated Rules of the Society of the United Brethren for Propagating The Gospel Among the Heathen.
Philadelphia: Printed by Conrad Zentler, No. 104, North Second Street, 1825. , 4–16 pages. 8¼ x 5¼ inches. Plain blue-gray paper wrappers; stitch-bound. Some foxing; very good.
American Imprints 21518. (NcWsM; PHi; PNazMHi)