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• In 1871 Rev. Y. J. Allen, editor of the Shanghai Church newspaper, (published in the Chinese language,) offered a premium for the best essay on the text, "But whom say ye that I am?" The responses were quite numerous. After due examination, the premium was awarded to Rev. Sia Sek Ong, of the Methodist Episcopal mission at Foochow. The essay has since been published as a tract by our Society at the Mission Press in Foochow, and is very popular with Chinese readers. We now send it forth in English, hoping that these words of a converted Chinaman may lead some who have known the name of Jesus from infancy to pause and reflect, and to accept him as their Saviour.
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