Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A society of Chinese, especially a secret society of Chinese resident in a foreign community.
“From our last paragraph above it will be seen that the "line" of demarcation alluded to in the first half of the above objection has certainly never yet been defined by Tai-hoey, but it will be seen likewise that we have no apprehension of any practical difficulty in the matter.”
“We think it much better, however, unless the providence of God direct otherwise, that the missionaries continue their present relation to the Tai-hoey until the native Church is farther developed.”
“The Tai-hoey at Amoy, in this manner, gradually grew up with perfect parity between the native and foreign members.”
“But we also have no doubt that Tai-hoey would exercise the right of refusing membership to any missionary if necessary.”
“Tai-hoey, almost from the first, have outnumbered the foreign.”
“Never till last year has there been a case of discipline even of a native member of Tai-hoey.”
“We answer: If we are in Tai-hoey as a foreign party, in opposition to the native members, even advisory membership will be of no avail.”
“Presbyters, our membership may be of much benefit to Tai-hoey.”
“By our full and equal membership of Tai-hoey, being associated with the native members in the various offices, and in all kinds of committees, the native members have been more efficiently instructed in the manner of conducting business in such assemblies, than they could have been if we had only given them advice.”
“Tai-hoey to cut off from its membership, or refuse to admit thereto, any missionary who might prove himself unworthy, gives ample security to that body and secures likewise the benefits of discipline.”
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