Addressed to `The Friends of the Missions'.
At a meeting of the Bible Christian Missionary Committee held on April 13th 1831, at Beeny near Boscastle in Cornwall, it was resolved that as invitations to send missionaries to America have been received from several people who have emigrated there, two or three missionaries should be appointed, provided that Conference gives its approval. Several preachers have already offered themselves for the work.
Donations to help with the cost of this venture, should be paid to Circuit Superintendents for forwarding to the treasurer Andrew Cory at Zion Chapel, St Austell, Cornwall or to Samuel Thorne, the Connexional printer at Prospect Place, Shebbear, Devon.
Signed by the treasurer Andrew Cory and the secretary John Hicks Eynon.
- Annotated by Lewis Court - `First Circular issued by Missionary Society…'
- Andrew Cory (1794-1833) was born at Moorwenstow in Cornwall. He was converted in 1816 and entered the Bible Christian ministry in 1818. Cory served as President of Conference in 1829, Missions Treasurer 1829-31 and Missions Secretary 1833. He was drowned on 24th September 1833 while on his way to the St Neot Quarterly meeting. Source: Beckerlegge and Bourne, pp.218-219