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Foreign Mission School Bicentennial Commemoration Exhibit


This exhibit was chosen by Cornwall Historical Society to commemorate the bicentennial celebration of the Foreign Mission School's opening in 1817.  


FMS's Mission Statement:

“Designed, as it is, to fit young persons who come to this favored land, from amidst the

darkness and corruptions and miseries of paganism, to be sent back, to their respective nations

with the blessings of civilized and Christianized society; with the useful sciences and arts; with

the purifying light of salvation; with the elevating hopes of immortality; the relative importance

and eventual utility of this infant seminary can hardly be too highly estimated.”

The Panoplist,

Vol. XIII, Nov., 1817, p.339-340