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by natives themselves, have become quite numerous, and are constantly increasing in number, popularity, and effect.
The following Journal was drawn up by Mr. Ellis, from minutes kept by himself, and by his associates on the tour, who subsequently gave it their approbation. The Report of the Deputation, which forms a convenient introduction to the main work, was written by another hand.
The Appendix was prepared by the Assistant Secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions, who performed the duties of an editor, while the work was passing through the press: but, as those duties were performed amidst numerous cares and frequent interruptions, it will not be surprising if inaccuracies should exist.
Should this volume receive the liberal patronage of the community, it will be an encouragement to print other works of the same general character. A suitable remuneration will also be afforded to the enterprising publishers, who have been at much expense for the engravings.