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JOHN CAMPBELL, D.D.
HONORARY MEMBER OF THE LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OF ST. ANDREWS,
Mr. Williams taking leave of the Rarotongans.-Ser page 90.
THE Author begs to acknowledge the favour with which his Volume has been received by the friends of Missions, who, in less than three months, have called for a Second Edition. This circumstance shows that the Great Cause is gaining ground.
The respect which the Author feels for upright literary censorship, induces him to correct an error into which a writer in the Glasgow Christian Journal has somewhat strangely fallen. He considers that this Volume "bears evident marks of having been written for the Prize on Missions," and on this assumption adds, that "it would certainly have been more ingenuous in Dr. Campbell to have acknowledged this to be the case, than to pass it off as a Work written expressly to illustrate the Life and Labours of Williams."
The charge thus insinuated is entirely without foundation. With a single exception, the Author