Mary Slessor

(1848—1915) missionary

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missionary of the United Presbyterian Church. In 1876 she sailed for the Calabar coast of W. Africa. Here she gained influence with the native population and ended many tribal abuses (e.g. twin murder and human sacrifice). In 1905 she was invested with the powers of a magistrate. In CW, feast day, 11 Jan.

Subjects: Christianity.

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