Rhenish Missionary Society
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. Formed from smaller missions founded as far back as 1799, the Society was amalgamated on 23 September 1828, and its first missionaries
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and sent off to South Africa
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by the end of the year.
The London Missionary Society
London Missionary Society
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was already active in the area, and a closer working relationship was formed with them.