Story of One Short Life, 1783 to 1818 cover

Story of One Short Life, 1783 to 1818

Elisabeth G. Stryker (1856-1936)

1. Introduction and Preface
2. Ancestry--Birth--Boyhood--Conversion
3. College--The Haystack--Efforts To Spread The Interest in Foreign Missions 
4. Obookiah in Hawaii--in America
5. The Sandwich Islands with and without the Gospel
6. Mills at Andover--the American Board
7. An Apostolic Journey in the United
8. Mills' Second
9. The American Bible Society--the United Foreign Missionary Society
10. The American Colonization Society--Mills, as Its Agent, Visits Africa 
11. The Last Journey

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This is a brief biography of Samuel J. Mills who was instrumental in establishing the first missionary society in the United States, and also the first Bible Society that began distribution of millions of Bibles around the world. His final mission was to Africa where he helped found what become the country of Liberia. He died on the return voyage at the age of thirty-five.