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Witberforce in India.

The Rev Canon Wilberforce is now about closing a mission in India. The; Hampshire "Independent " publishes an interesting letter which tells of the prosecution of work under conditions "and. circumstances <that few men wo^d com: but. "Rising from his." sick couch to speak At a meeting in CalcuttA* the Cation found himself all to weak to do what ho wished, yet he must have mad© an extraordinary impression upon hjjs ftttttieuw

fter one of his masterly orations on' the subject of Temperance, there was a scene never to be forgotten. Dusky .Mohammedans and Hindoos crowded to the pledge table, and nearly | 800 pledges (were taken ? Back to his j sick bed the Canon had to go ere a tithe of these promises were received, but it must have been with a feeling of thankfulness that he lay there and thought of the outcome of the meeting, and of its far-reaching results." The Canon's j mission in India may result in the postponement of his visit to New Zealand, but of this we have not yefc received j definite information. 1

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Witberforce in India., Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3402, 16 April 1890

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Witberforce in India. Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3402, 16 April 1890

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