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STATEMENTS, AND DOCUMENTS,

CONCERNING THE RECENT ACTION

OF

The Board of Managers

OF THE

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY,

TOUCHING THE

STANDARD EDITION OF THE ENGLISH SCRIPTURES, AS CIRCULATED BY THAT SOCIETY.

PUBLISHED BY MEMBERS OF THE LATE COMMITTEE ON VERSIONS.

NEW YORK:

JOHN F. TROW, BOOK & JOB PRINTER, 377 & 379 BROADWAY.

1858.

NOTE, TO THE PUBLIC.

THE undersigned, members of the late Committee on Versions of the American Bible Society, have caused the following documents to be printed, for the more ready and convenient use of those who may have occasion to refer to them, now or hereafter. Some of them have already been before the public, but in a form less compact and convenient than the present, as well as more fugitive. Several of them, and some of these among the more important of the series, have never before been printed.

It is in no contentious or litigious temper, and in no spirit of pique, that the undersigned make this publication. Having been elected, by the unsolicited and unanimous votes of the Board of Managers, to the office from which they are now discharged; having served the Society in that office, one of them for twenty years, and all of them save one for more than ten years, at frequent sacrifice of their personal convenience; having adopted no measure, in the course of their administration of the interests intrusted to them, without free discussion and cordial agreement; and having had the most ample testimonials, from many quarters, of the value and importance of the work they had accomplished; they have seen with pain the recent departure by the Board of Managers, from principles which heretofore have been recognized and established in the usage of the Society, as proper and wise.

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