Out-Door Preaching: Instructions to Missionaries, April 1883

The following instructions and tips were issued to elders of the British Mission in the spring of 1883. They suggest to me that Elders of the nineteenth century found it just as difficult as I would to do street preaching; I’m also struck by the cautions about too-bold attacking of other churches’ doctrines, and a suggestion that the elders not be too prompt in identifying themselves. What strikes you?

The season has now arrived for out-door preaching to be commenced, and we hope the Elders will push this part of the work vigorously.

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