Committee of the Gen. Assem. of the Presb. Ch. that traced its hist. to a Bd. of Correspondents est. 1741 in New York by the Soc. in Scot. for Propagating Christian Knowledge (see Bible Societies, 3) to work among Am. Indians. The work of the Bd. of Correspondents was largely abandoned ca. 1781 after the death of J. Brainerd.* The New York Miss. Soc. (indep.) was est. 1796 to resume the work. It was succeeded 1797ca. 1800 by the Northern Miss. Soc. The Gen. Assem. of the Presb. Ch. carried on the work ca. 180018. The United For. Miss. Soc., active 18181826, transferred its work to the ABCFM The Western For. Miss. Soc., formed 1831, was replaced 1837 by a Bd. of For. Missions, which was in turn discontinued 1958, when the Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations, Inc., of the United* Presb. Ch. in the USA was est.
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