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An Account of Two Missionary Voyages By the Appointment of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. The one to New Jersey in North America, the other from America to the Coast of Guiney

London: Printed for Benj. Dod, 1758. 8vo. [4], 87, [1]pp.

Expertly bound to style in half russia and period marbled paper covered boards

First edition.

"Thompson was an S.P.G. missionary in Monmouth County from September 1745 to November 1751. He served in Freehold, Shrewsbury, Middletown, and Allentown, with occasional trips to outlying settlements" (Felcone). "Thompson found the churches in New Jersey to be rather unsettled, and he spent the next five years reviving scattered congregations. He even baptized slaves on occasion with the consent of their masters. He was much concerned with the condition of slaves, and describes ministering to a black man condemned to death for rape, whom he reports was tricked into a confession" (Reese).

Howes T203; Sabin 95529; Felcone 265; Reese, Struggle for North America 43.

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