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Letter, 16 Jan. 1838, H[ugh] A. Munroe to William
    Moultrie Reid

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Letter, 16 January 1838, added to the papers of Presbyterian minister William Moultrie Reid (1798-1884), Mount Clio, Sumter Distr[ict], was penned by H[ugh] A. Munroe and describes a meeting of the Methodist conference in Columbia at which reports on foreign and domestic missions were presented.

“The foreign missions are principally among the Indians of No[rth] & So[uth] Am[erica],” Munroe reported, “and some on the coast of Africa.” “Their Home Missionary operations,” however, were “confined exclusively to the black population for the most part on the rice plantations of this State,” with thirteen missionaries employed in the field. The letter makes reference also to reports from Professors C[harles] C[olcock] Jones (1804-1863), and [Stephen] Elliott ( 1806-1866) on missionary activities among African-American slaves in South Carolina and notes that an offering was received in support of such work.

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