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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1832, by
S. G. GOODRICH, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
PRINTERS, 9 CORNHILL.
ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE WORK.
L M. S. or L. S., London Missionary Society.
ditto. W. M. S. or W. S., Wesleyan ditto. B. M. S., Baptist
ditto. S. M. S., Scottish
TO THE AMERICAN EDITION.
This Gazetteer has been prepared upon the basis of a volume published in London, in 1828, by Mr. Charles Williams. In his preface, Mr. Williams has the following remarks. “Although this Gazetteer partially resembles one published some time since in America, its plan was laid several years before it was known that any similar work was estant; and a large part of it was prepared before that referred to was seen. The Editor, however, on making the discovery, availed himself of its aid, as well as of the assistance afforded by other missionary records to which he had access; but his principal resources have been found in the reports of the various societies whose stations he has described." The American Gazetteer referred to is the one which was prepared by the late Rev. Walter Chapin of Woodstock, Vermont, and published in 1824.5 To prevent all collision with the respectable work of Mr. Chapin, those passages, which were copied by Mr. Williams from the publication of his predecessor, have been expunged in this edition ; with a few exceptions in the first pages of the book-, at the time of revising which the Editor was not aware of the use which Mr. Williams had made of the American Gazetteer. The description of all the stations, supported by the American